I have recently finished reading The Silkworm by Robery Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowling. I’ll never cease to believe that J.K. ROWLING IS A LITERARY GENIUS. From Harry Potter to her Cormoran Strike mystery murder novels, I love her writing.
In The Silkworm, Cormoran Strike and his assistant, Robin, are racing to solve the grusome murder of an author. The authors wife had come to Cormoran and said her husband was missing, and could Cormoran please fine him, little did she know that someone had killed him. In a social world where very few people liked the guy and many people had a possible motive, it was a tough case to crack.
In The Silkworm, I feel like I really saw Robins character develop further and she’s becoming a rather useful private detective (in training) for Cormoran. I am really interested in her engagement to Matthew as she delves deeper into this world of solving murders (and apparently a number of cases of infidelity and divorce). Will they stick it out or not?
I definitely liked the level of intrigue that is brought to the novel. I think that Robert/J.K. did an excellent job (again) of making it so everyone was liable to be the killer. I had 2 primary suspicions and only one of them was very likely, it turned out that I was right. I wasn’t right in The Cuckoos Calling. The Silkworm feels well thought out. Robert/JK handled a number of things like mental health and being a veteran with a respectable amount of sensitivity and awareness.
If you’re at all into murder mystery or crime typed books, or even if you aren’t, this is certainly worth a read.