When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and ...more
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It's a true reflection of Rowling's staunchly center-left politics, as she takes sharp digs at far leftists as well as the conservatives. That's fine. What bothered me was the incredible lack of nuance in the Israel-Palestine conversation Rowling s ...more
The novel ...more
I hate it when they change cover designs mid-series. I really do. You bought three books that find neatly on your shelves and they all sit there looking pretty and THEN comes the new guy with a new outfit and it's just. not. right. It's just as much a crime as showing up in a green shirt on a Wednesday when you're supposed to wear pink.
I'm also blaming the cover for the first 150ish pages or so being a little slow. I started th ...more
Strike & Robin are back for their biggest case so far..
..case full of Red Herrings & White Horses.
A blackmailed Minister, Riot in the Olympics, Mysterious Murder..Goblet of Fire, 's that you?!LETHAL WHITE
Plus, more unexpected twists into the personal life of Strike & Robin..
Certainly I'll miss picturing Hugh & Emma as I used to since my first read, Oct.2013.
Lethal White is 2 Parts book, 2 Cases.. not totally separate but essentia ...more
That being said, JKR puts together a damn good mystery and I loved all of the actual mystery parts of this story. She is the *best* at creating great and interesting and fun characters. (More Barclay in the next book, kthnx)
However, I think that JKR is pretty terrible at writing romance (don't @ me) and I very, very, very much do not love the whole Robin/Strike pairing and everything surrounding those parts of the story or anything dealing with Ro ...more
i was worried when JKR first began writing for adults, especially under the crime/mystery genre. but four books of this series have ...more
The denouement was not the balm that could assuage the page upon page of nothingness. The murderer's identity was moot. The damage was done. The bird has flown the coop. Though this wa ...more
Interwoven with that we get the story of Robin’s and Strike’s continued partnership which was another thing that quite frustrated me: This book was a case of dumb decision-making based on misunderstandings that could have been solved if only the ...more
Lots of characters: Galbraith (Rowling) likes to fill her mysteries with characters. If you are a person that is easily confused if there are lots of characters, proceed with caution. I definitely have to stop and think about who is who from time to time.
A convoluted mystery: Another thing that keeps me stopping to think is ...more
I am tired of Robin and Matthew as a dysfunctional couple. At book four it feels like the author is milking a dead horse. A white horse, the book is infested with them. One more won't make any difference.
Then we started to get into the meat of the story and crimes were committed, people went undercover, some characters acted really badly, some had t ...more
This is the fourth novel in the "Cormoran Strike" book series.
POLITICS & FAMILY DON'T MIX
Cormoran Strike has become a famous detective in London, thanks to his success of catching the fearsome "Shacklewell Ripper"; and after re-hiring Robin Ellacott as her main partner, now he has even had to sub-contract other people to be able to cope with all the cases that have come to his office.
But despite that apparent bonanza of work, nothing has prepared Cormoran Strike f ...more
Well done! Goodness I love this series.
Cormoran and Robin impress yet again.
Lethal White, the fourth installment of the Cormoran Strike detective series, kicks off with a bang. A disturbed young man named, Billy, arrives at Strike's office with a fantastical story.
He claims that when he was just a kid, he witnessed a child's murder and the subsequent cover up. As in, he knows where the body is buried.
While it is clear that Billy is suffering from severe mental health issues, he see ...more
To satiate my excitement I have created fan-made covers for both US and UK Editions.
Yes, I'm stooping that low! I'm using GIFs now because there are no words to express how much I'm waiting for this book, I need more of Robin and Cormoran and their unusual relationship. I'm sure that so many things are going to go down in the next one because I can't stand suspense any longer... aaaah!
Overall, it turned out to be a let down. I expected a compete blowmybrainsout read, but this was just an OK read at best.
It starts with Robin's wedding... The wedding part was tense enough and got me absorbed in the book right away. But once that fizzled out, the whole Strike-Robin story took a dip down and had me rather annoyed with the pair more than anything else. There was nothing in t ...more
The books are mysteries centered around the crime of murder. Strike is a veteran of the Afghanistan war where he lost a leg. He manages to get around on a prosthesis often stressing his stump to great pain and irritation. Howeve ...more
Warning, spoilers ahead! But only for Cormoran/Robin stuff. I didn’t spoil the mystery. That defeats the purpose.
Themes for Cormoran:
- Getting the agency stable financially
-->This leads him to take on a case that is lucrative instead of the usual ones guided by his morals.
--->The case involves digging up dirt on a politician who is beloved by the people.
-Distracting himself with a comfortable relationship with Lorelei (I call her his bedw ...more
This book gets 5 stars for the personal/professional relationship updates between Robin and Cormoran, but only gets 2 stars for the 'murder mystery' presented in this book. I *loved* seeing all the extra page time that Robin and Cormoran finally get in regards to their individual personal lives (warning: the slow burn still burns slowly). In fact, the book is practically at the half way mark before anyone even gets murdered. Loved it! But then the mystery does take over like I said. Whi ...more
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“Well, that’s where you’re wrong,” Robin contradicted him. The champagne had fizzed on her tongue and seemed to give her courage even before it hit her brain. “Sometimes, acting as though you’re all right, makes you all right. Sometimes you’ve got to slap on a brave face and walk out into the world, and after a while it isn’t an act anymore, it’s who you are. If I’d waited to feel ready to leave my room after—you know,” she said, “I’d still be in there. I had to leave before I was ready.”