SPOILERS AHEAD. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Firstly, I’d like to start with the fact that I love how flexible J.K. Rowling is in her writing. I’ve read all of the Harry Potter series, and I read the Casual Vacancy as well. All of her writing is different – and each is very good in it’s own genre.
I loved the character descriptions and development… even minor characters like Guy Some that Strike was interviewing had enough description and personality that I could picture them. In a lot of books I have a hard tie really figuring out secondary characters. I imagine them as 2D people. This book was quite different.
Strike is such a fun character to read about – and Robin is as well. I haven’t read the second one yet (it’s on my “to read” list) but I hope we can read more from Robin’s point of view.
The story plot was well thought out, and I didn’t get bored during the interviews or the not so important parts of the story. I was very surprised by the ending! I had no idea what it was leading up to, and I’m usually really good at that.
All in all Galbraith did a wonderful job, and I really enjoyed this book.