The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith 

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith; 455 pages 

Almost a year after solving the Lula Landry case, business is booming for private detective, Cormoran Strike. Strike’s notoriety brings him an unusual client in the form of Leonora Quine, who is looking for her husband Owen. Owen Quine, an author, ran out after his last book was turned down and hadn’t been seen in almost two weeks. 

Is this just a case of an eccentric author pulling, what he thinks is, a publicity stunt? Or has something else actually cause him to go missing? 

Before I really jump in, for those of you who don’t know Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym that JK Rowling writes under. 

The Silkworm is the second book in the Cormoran Strike series (The Cuckoo’s Calling being the first). It follows private detective and war veteran Cormoran Strike as he tries to solve cases for his clients. Lately these cases has put him in opposition of the Met (the police) making his job even harder. Having to rely on his own skills and his gut instinct Strike has been very successful in solving cases. He is aided by his assistant Robin, a young woman with a burning desire to one day be a private detective as well. She works to prove to Strike that she would be a competent assistant in the field and, just maybe, a good business partner in the future. 

I love the characters in this series! Strike and Robin make the perfect crime solving pair! I enjoy the cases that have been presented so far in this series and I love the writing! I’m usually pretty good at figuring out who has committed the crime but I have been totally clueless for two straight books! It’s the mark of an excellent detective novel, in my opinion. 

I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on Career of Evil, hopefully soon! 

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Next review: Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon 

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