GoodReads Description: Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo’s Calling.
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.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before…
A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.
Why I’m Excited: It doesn’t matter that Harry Potter is over, I will always be excited about a new J.K. Rowling novel. I LOVE LOVE LOVED the first book, The Cuckoo’s Calling (my review). Old-school detective stories are so fun, plus the cast of characters was vibrant and interesting and gave the book just that little something extra. I have the audio pre-ordered–the narrator is fantastic and I can’t wait to hear what he does with this next installment.
The Silkworm comes out 24 June 2014 from Mulholland Books.