After hours of reading (600 pages plus!), I finally finished this book. As in previous Robert Galbraith novels, the principal characters are disabled war veteran, now a private investigator, Cormoran Strike and his previous professional employee and now partner, Robin Ellacott.
Although ostensibly a crime novel, I felt it could also be described as a ‘romance’ – almost as much time is dedicated to the complicated relationships between Robin and Strike and their respective romantic partners.
Of course, the author writes beautifully but it is extremely verbose and often repetitive, and I suspect the book needed a harsh editor – but who would dare criticise such a hugely successful author? (Better known as JK Rowling, author of the hugely successful Harry Potter series).
I have been pleased to see that other reviewers also found it disappointing but it is up to readers to make that choice! I would be most interested to hear opinions….
Ann Creber Producer/Presenter of the Good Life on 3MDR 9.1 FM, Streaming on www.3mdr.com Live to Air every Monday 3.00-5.00 P.M.