- Author Robert Galbraith
Again, in anticipation of watching the TV show, I listened to the audiobook version of this. It’s read so wonderfully but I do think a lot of the warmth and inclusivity that this book gives you comes from how detailed the descriptions are. Sometimes it feels like overkill, but other times it really brings you into the time and place being discussed, so overall it’s probably worth it.
The lovely thing about a second book is you already know the characters, so all they can do is grow on you, rather than taking time for introductions. I wasn’t so keen on the story really, it’s a bit of an odd one and the twists and turns don’t really leap out at you, more just meander along. But the power comes from the brilliant and burgeoning friendship between Cormoran and Robin.
It’s not a nice story, a horrific crime in fact, but it’s told well and I didn’t guess the whodunit side of things even though when it’s revealed it’s so obvious! Can’t wait to read or listen to the third book now.