First Published: June 19th, 2014
My Star Rating:
BLUF: I’m not a fan of this book, but will likely read the next one anyways.
Cormoran Strike and his steady sidekick are back! After solving the Lula Landry case, Strike has become quite famous. On the plus side, the fame has resolved all traces of the debts Strike used to have. On the flip side, it’s a complete bore working for the rich and entitled. When the eccentric wife of a narcissistic artist comes in, urging Strike to help recover her husband from wherever he is pouting, Strike takes the case simply to shake the boredom. As always, the case isn’t as easy as it seems.
I just couldn’t get into this one. The case was intriguing, but all the characters were written to be awful. I’m certain this is a play on reality or a critic of the publishing industry or elitist groups, but I didn’t find it appealing, insightful, or interesting. I will likely find my way into the third book when it comes out, but I’m hoping for something more.