Thursday, January 2, 2014
What is J.K. Rowling doing now?
Shortly thereafter Robin Ellacott begins work, a distraught man comes to the office and wants to hire Strike to look into the man's sister's suicide.
Robin finds that she loves being a PI's secretary if she can't be the one solving the crimes herself. The customer is John Bristow who knew Strike from boyhood when Strike was a friend of John's brother who died in an accident.
We follow Strike as he takes the case with reluctance and then begins questioning possible witnesses. We also learn that Strike was a former soldier who lost part of his leg in Afghanistan.
The second part of the book moves faster as Strike meets and overcomes obstacles to his investigation. During this time he meets a number of interesting characters who work with models and entertainers.
As the story moves toward its conclusion, Strike realizes how important Robin is to his work and he is able to get answers to what really happened to the man's sister.
The novel was written by J.K.Rowling writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and she does a good job in keeping the reader guessing about the outcome.