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Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
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bookshelves: novel, detective, politics, romance

Strike & Robin are back!

This is the fourth novel in the "Cormoran Strike" book series.


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 for his most bizarre case to date, starting with whom takes the case to him, it is certainly his strangest (and unreliable) "client" to date...

...and in this detective book series is saying a lot.

When Billy Knight, a troubled and paranoid young man, comes to Cormoran’s office to ask for his help investigating a murder he believes he witnessed as a child...

...however his testimony is hard to follow, and even worse when Billy escapes from Cormoran's office.

Cormoran finds out that Billy is part of the Chiswell family, powerful in the fields of money and political influence, so he suspects that something must be behind of the erratic comments of Billy about a murder.

Robin Ellacot is still emotionally dealing with her shock, in the previous novel, for not saying that her newly marriage is a quite shaky house of cards; but she must assume her new detective mission of going undercover in the viper's nest-like Chiswell manor.

Fresh blackmails about crimes that weren't illegal when done, in the middle of seeking political power, will turn upside down the Chiswell family...

...and never will be the same.

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Reading Progress

September 18, 2018 – Started Reading
September 18, 2018 – Shelved
October 5, 2018 – Shelved as: novel
October 5, 2018 – Shelved as: detective
October 5, 2018 – Shelved as: politics
October 5, 2018 – Shelved as: romance
October 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Good to know Alejandro. My daughter reads these and I'll pass on your review.

Alexandra Nice review, Alejandro! It’s my next book to read.

message 3: by Bionic Jean (new)

Bionic Jean Great review! Thanks Alejandro :)

Adina Glad you enjoyed it.

Alejandro Teresa wrote: "Good to know Alejandro. My daughter reads these and I'll pass on your review."

Awesome, Teresa ;) I hope your daughter would enjoy the book as well.

Alejandro Alexandra wrote: "Nice review, Alejandro! It’s my next book to read."

Cool! Happy reading!

Alejandro Bionic Jean wrote: "Great review! Thanks Alejandro :)"

You're so kind Jean :D

Alejandro Adina wrote: "Glad you enjoyed it."


Paula Kalin Glad you enjoyed this. Terrific review, Alejandro. Looking forward to reading soon!

Marcus Hutchens Great summary Alejandro! Where would you rank it among the other Strike novels?

I think it might be 2nd favorite for me after The Silkworm, but it’s hard for me to really remember the others!

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