The Silkworm is the second book in the Cormoran Strike series. This post may contain spoilers. See this post for The Cuckoo’s Calling Review.
After solving a super model’s murder, Cormoran Strike now has many clients on his list. When a poor woman asks Strike to look into her husband’s disappearance, he decides it’s worth looking into.
Owen Quine is a moody author about to publish a great novel. He sent the script to his publisher who only scanned the manuscript before sending on to the publishing house. This turns out to be a grave mistake. The manuscript is full of gross depictions and vulgar comparisons about the Owen and the people in his life that appear to be holding him back. If this book is published, there would be a lot of angry and embarrassed people.
The one problem now is that Owen is missing. His widow is desperate without him. Their daughter is mentally handicapped, and worrying about her husband has Mrs. Quine at her wits end.
Strike and Robin follow the clues to find the missing author, but when Strike finds Owen brutally murdered the case takes a turn for the worst. All of Owen’s contacts are now suspects, including Strike who found the body.
The Silkworm is another masterpiece by Robert Galbraith. This particular story is a little more gruesome out of all the books, but plot is brilliant. Galbraith is maturing her characters and setting them up to be a great team. We are also getting more insights into both Strike’s and Robin’s lives.
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith receives 4.5 stars.