REVIEW: The Silkworm

THE SILKWORM - Robert Galbraith

“When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he 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 is published, it will ruin lives – so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him. And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike Strike has encountered before…”

*NOTE: Summary lifted from back cover of the book.*

Hmm…I can’t remember exactly when I picked this up, but it had to be sometime during the school year. As such, this has been sitting in my bookshelf untouched for ages! Now, I didn’t really like the first book of the series but well, it’s by JK so how can I refuse? ;)

Overall, this one was a lot better than the first one. Still not up in league with a Robert Langdon novel but it certainly had that sort of feel to it. That and Club Dumas. It’s still written in the same format as the first one so I don’t really have much to say. You also still don’t get an idea who the murderer is until the very last moment BUT I did manage to spot a clue before it was revealed this time. My guess still proved to be wrong though. :(

BOOKWORM RATING (3/5): bookheartsbookheartsbookhearts

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