The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith – an audio book review

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Book 2) by [Galbraith, Robert]

In a Nutshell

Title:  The Silkworm

Author:  Robert Galbraith

Reader:  Robert Glenisher

Publisher:  Hachette Audio

Date of Release:  June 19. 2014

Genre:  Mystery/Thriller

Source:  Purchased

Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

It’s been a long time since I reviewed an audio book.  I misplaced my iPod and my other devices seem to have such short battery lives I just wanted until I found it.  This was a great audio book to get me back in the habit of listening! (I also finished a long scarf and started a sweater during my listen.)

The Silkworm is the second in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith who you probably all know is really J.K. Rowling of the Harry Potter series. The same attention to small details is as evident in this series with excellent character development. Cormoran is an amputee who has taken the skills he’s learned in the Special Branch to the streets as a private eye. He has a secretary/partner Robin who has a boyfriend who does not like what she does for a living. There’s a plenty of well-developed suspects too.

This time they take a case involving a missing writer, a scandalous manuscript and ultimately an ugly murder. There’s plenty of action and emotion as the Cormoran and Robin unravel the tangled web of clues. There’s no shortage of characters to love, like, hat and distain in this story. Particularly compelling is the writer’s mentally challenged daughter and the relationship with her mother and her neighbor.

Robert Glenister has a large range of character voices and made listening to this book a wonderful experience.

Have a great week!

Susan

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