Who knew I would now be as reader impatiently waiting for Mr Galbraith's next book. I inadvertently read book 2 first but it was not detrimental. The devil is in the details and the author does an enviable job with manufacturing numerous pertinent details that are germane and thought provoking. Dare I say in the manner of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Maybe not at that level but nonetheless in a superior fashion. The narrator also does a terrific job.
I couldn't stop reading this book and can hardly wait to start the second one. It's hard to believe this is JK Rowling, but it's just as good as the Harry Potter series...in a different way.
Avid reader, goodreads-er, & instagrammer who always has an audiobook in the background (or foreground) of her life.
I'm not a crime/detective/mystery reader generally, but I am a JKR fan, so I checked it out. I was not disappointed.
Her writing definitely felt familiar even in such a different type of book. I felt it was intricate, the characters were really brought to life, it wasn't predictable (note: unseasoned crime reader as aforementioned) but it wasn't completely unguessable, if that makes sense. It also managed to touch on some deeper themes revolving around fame, wealth and the upper class - though this was in no way overpowering; it only made the story more interesting and complex.
The narration was excellent as well, I am glad I listened!
Don't know whether I should immediately move to the next or pace myself!
I was unsure what to expect going into this book, but I was unable to stop listening after just a short while. The story is engaging and not at all predictable, and the narrator adds to the story greatly. I've recommended this book, and the subsequent book in the series, to anyone I've spoken to about it.
I'm an unashamed fan of Rowling, and she has gotten even better at her craft. Great characters, excellent and elegant prose, and a truly memorable mystery.