After the events of The Cuckoo’s Calling, detective and former Special Ops Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott are busy with lucrative clients. When author Owen Quine goes missing his wife hires Strike to find Quine, Strike finds himself in the back-stabbing world of writers and publishers. He discovers that Quine’s recently finished manuscript criticizes his family and friends. Meanwhile, Robin’s fiancÃ© has set a date, and she finds herself torn between her relationship with the two men and her love of detective work.
Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Her skill is apparent throughout this book. The novel is set in London. I’ve visited the city, and I enjoyed the return to familiar landmarks. As the second book in the series, less time was needed to build the main characters, so the detective work shines. And most importantly, the ending was not obvious.
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