Book Review: The Silkworm


I’ve bought this book not knowing it was written by J.K. Rowling herself. I just liked the synopsis and it has been a while since I’ve read a crime novel.

I’m going to tell you the truth. I promised myself not to buy a book that exceeds 350 pages because some writers include un-necessary details that make the novel somehow boring but I got this book which is over 450 pages and I was never bored at all. On the contrary. I liked reading it slowly to enjoy reading every detail, every sentence, every conversation. It was really interesting and It has been a while since I’ve read a book this good.

This is supposed to be the 2nd book for Agent Comoran Strike series. The first book was called The Cuckoo’s Calling which I haven’t read yet and I’m planning to. The good thing is that you can read the 2nd book without reading the 1st book and getting lost. Only few bits about the main character’s life which you can follow follow up with easily.

All the characters in this book were amazing. Each had its own characteristics and persona. You get to suspect them all from their actions and the words they say in the book. The suspense that Agent Strike creates moving from character to another and analysing what he thinks and who’s the killer and why he did it. So on…

A book within a book. The metaphors and what each character resembled in the novel inside this book were mind blowing. I loved it and I thought this was creative writing at its best.

I’m planning to read the first book asap and I will not stop reading for her as Robert Galbraith.

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