J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, does not disappoint. Her writing style, reminiscent of her Harry Potter series, draws you in. The only negative to the story is how Cormoran pieces together the evidence of who murdered Lula. I kept reading, waiting for some clue, anything, even if it led me down a wrong direction. The fun of a mystery is to think you know who did it, but be surprised at the end. Cormoran’s thought processes on the case were never written or explained. When he arrives at his conclusion, we are not privy to how he came to arrive there.
Imagine my surprise when I happened upon the series on HBO. The characters hooked me within minutes. Tom Burke who plays Cormoran Strike is amazing in the role. I loved him as Athos in BBC series The Musketeers. Holliday Grainger as Robin breaths life into her character.