Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott return in the seventh novel in this series, and it’s another blockbuster, running to almost a thousand pages. This time a sinister religious cult masquerading as a peaceable church campaigning for a better world is at the centre of the action. Robin infiltrates the organisation to try and locate a missing person, but is soon embroiled in an increasingly disturbing web of intrigue and unexplained deaths. What’s going on beneath the seemingly benign and respectable surface is gradually revealed, but I won’t spoil it here. As you’d perhaps expect for a book of this length there are a few occasions when the story meanders a bit, but overall there’s plenty of action, not to mention numerous red herrings along the way. Despite the daunting appearance (and weight!) when you pick the book up, the fast pace means the reader soon makes rapid headway as the plot, as they say, thickens, and the pages zip past without you really noticing and before you know it you’re 200 pages in. Another enthralling read in this series that seems to get better and better with each book.
Length of Read:Epic
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
The previous books in the series, crime thrillers in general although this is a series best read in order.
One thing you’ve learned
If you enjoyed the previous books in the series then you’ll love this. This will undoubtedly be yet another massive seller for JK Rowling, and no doubt it won’t be too long before it joins the earlier novels in being adapted for television.