J.K. Rowling's latest book released under the pseudonym , Robert Galbraith, follows a private detective working on a three month old apparent suicide. The book is no edge-of-the-seat thriller; rather, it has a calm flow of feeding out new information every few pages or so, inviting you to read on. Until the final chapter, the reader remains clueless about whether it was a suicide or murder and if so, who was the murderer. A conversation in the final chapter reveals all the details and the case is solved.
Here are my Booktions:
- If Alison was never in love with John Bristow and was secretly in alliance with Tony, why did she cover for his morning alibi?
- John Bristow is purported to be a miser and in deep financial trouble, yet why is he throwing money away like paper for Strike's investigation?
- How come the hoodie and gloves that Bristow swiped from Deeby Mac's flat were never noticed missing by the police? and how could Deeby Mac recount the items when he never visited the flat and saw Guy Somé's presents?
- Wilson the security guard slips in a puddle of water. Strike assumes that the water is from the roses (which may have been quickly dried by Bristow). Even so, how much water can a few roses leave on the floor for a person to slip on it?
- Why doesn't the infamous scene-creating Charlotte not meet Strike throughout the book? Especially, after (I assume) seeing his pictures with Ciara Porter in the media. Or after the engagement, if indeed as Strike thinks, she only did it to make him mad.
- The bookition which bugs me the most is that if Brsitow was anyway going to inherit Lula and his mother's fortunes soon with his mother's imminent death, why would he go through the trouble of having Lula Lundry's death investigated? Especially when it could all end badly for him.
Thanks for reading and please tell me what you think happened in the comments below.