LETHAL WHITE by Robert Galbraith
If there was ever any doubt that J.K. Rowling was just a flash in the pan with her Harry Potter series, then that doubt is quickly shattered with the latest installment in her Cormoran Strike series (written under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith). Coming in at 647 pages, this complex story takes us from the supposed psychotic ramblings of “Billy”, who pleads for Strike’s help in investigating a crime that he thinks he witnessed as a child, to the Houses of Parliament.
As Strike pursues Billy’s story, made difficult by his sudden disappearance, Robin goes undercover in The House where “back-stabbing” is a daily occurrence amongst the Ministers and their cronies. Both investigations are complicated further by the events taking place in the private lives of Cormoran and Robin, respectively, as their personal relationship grows.
Due to their previous successes, Cormoran and Robin’s services are in great demand – to the point that they’ve had to hire more investigators. This results in Cormoran taking on the bulk of the surveillance. The toll that this takes on his body is evident in ever painful step that he takes. The pair will soon have to make some important decisions about the future of the agency and their personal relationship.