The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
(Mulholland Books, 2014, 464 pages)
This is the second book in Robert Galbraith’s (J.K. Rowling) Cormoran Strike series. I listened to both as audio books and love the reader, Robert Glenister. He gives the voice of Cormoran such a rough edge that brings a lot to the character. I think I liked this one even more that Cuckoo’s Calling and I am looking forward to the third one that just came out, Career of Evil. There is something about the pacing of the books that makes them feel very familiar but new at the same time and the more you read about Cormoran the more you like him.
“When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days–as he has done before–and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives–meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.” – Amazon.com