Summary from Goodreads
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…
Impression – This book is soooo good! It reminded me why I love J.K. Rowling so much – her attention to detail, and just the way she is able to convey a story through writing is so amazing. This book had me feeling and acting all sorts of ways – all the LOLs, the gasps of “oh NO he didn’t” and just the cringes from graphically gross descriptions made me love Strike and Robin and who they are.
I also love the storyline in general – it has so much to do with the publishing industry, that I actually learned a little about the prospects of my future (minus the guts and gore). And the fact that this is also a mystery/crime novel? YAAS!
Score – Obviously, no questions asked, 10/10. I’m looking forward to getting the third novel to see where Strike’s line of work takes him. I believe everyone will enjoy this book, because of A) J.K. Rowling, or B) you love crime novels.
What are your thoughts/feelings about this novel, or just the series in general?