"Rowling's wizardry as a writer is on fulsome display" (USA Today) in this #1 New York Times bestseller. Lethal White is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series from the international bestselling author Robert Galbraith.
"I seen a kid killed...He strangled it, up by the horse."
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 his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.
Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott-once his assistant, now a partner in the agency-set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been-Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that.
The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, Lethal White is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.
Lethal White is the fourth novel in the Cormoran Strike series, written by J. K. Rowling and published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The novel was released on 18 September 2018...
Well done, again. Complicated story, but well told/written. 55
So very predictable and tedious. This is the last one of these that I will give any of my valuable time to as life is too short. I forced myself to finish the book instead of kicking it to the curb as I should have done in the beginning. 15
Started to slow for me but having read the other books I knew it would pick up. Finally it was so hard to put down, I thought it was a great and thrilling book. 55
Love the main characters and the intriguing plot. Enjoyable read! 55
Love love love this book! Robin’s journey is really the star of this novel. 55
Best yet. Loved the character’s emotional access in their relationships and the case! 55
Truly enjoyed it, start to finish, in every aspect. Excellent writing, plot, characters and pace. Recommend it to anyone who can appreciate a gifted writer. 55
Good mystery that keeps you guessing. Love these books! Keep them coming “Robert”! 55
I have just read all 4 Galbraith novels across a 2 week span, so this review has the immediate perspective of them all. This book, as others have noted, was longer and more complex than the previous Galbraith books. In some ways that worked really well, such as to develop the main characters a bit more fully and to have a more complex mystery. However, the many twists and multitude of characters at times felt a bit like a drag on the plot. That said, I still found it an engaging read. Having read through the other reviews I was expecting more sex and a romantic turn (Do Strike and Robin finally...?) but that is a misrepresentation. There are interesting plot developments in terms of the connection between the hero and heroine, but this is not a romance. 45