This is the third Cormoran Strike novel, a deliciously complicated psychological mystery by Robert Galbraith (otherwise known as J.K. Rowling). I first picked up the Galbraith novels because I love Rowling’s work, but I keep reading them because they’re wonderful.
I love Cormoran Strike, Robin Ellacott, and the way the relationship between them sparks with chemistry and confusion, even more than if they were romantically involved. I love the complexity of the other characters and the richness of the world. I love the insight the work gives into the everyday struggles of living in modern London.
I also like the mystery itself. There’s plenty of suspense and enough red herrings to keep me guessing until fairly late in the story. Altogether, an excellent book of its type. Galbraith has become one of my favorite mystery authors, one of the very few whose works I keep around on my shelves for re-reading.