I’ve waited patiently (sort of) for this third instalment of the Cormoran Strike series, by Robert Galbraith, aka J. K. Rowling. I really enjoyed reading the first two books, and in my opinion, this one was even better!
It was great to catch up with the characters, especially as they’re at a really interesting point in their careers and personal lives (no spoilers!). Some of the scenes described are particularly gory, and there is a lot of swearing in the book, but nothing I found offensive – after all it’s set in quite a grimy part of London.
Lots of little mysteries from the first two books are cleared up in this latest offering, and I found that particularly satisfying. You also find out a lot about Cormoran Strike and his past, which really helps you to understand some of his behaviours, attitudes and beliefs.
As I said, I really enjoyed this book. But, if you’re thinking about reading it, I’d really encourage you to read the previous two books in the series, The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, first. It’ll make a lot more sense, and I think you’d enjoy it far more.
Now all I’ve got to do is wait for book number four!