Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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I don't read a lot of mystery or crime mystery for that matter, but damn do I love this series. I don't know if I would if I read a lot of it, maybe I would pick up on the clues too easily but with this series, Galbraith manages to tell me who it is and the convince me that I am wrong about 100 times. I bounce back and forth between who I think committed the crime that it's impossible for me to figure out.
Now that I know, I was like "Damn it! I should have known better because of X and Y!"
Anyway, this book is just as good as the first. My only qualms are with Robin... there isnt much she is bad at and I would love some more development of her character outside of her relationship issues. Hopefully the next book gives us that.
Strike is a great hero. I love how his mind works and following him around. I guess some parts of the book are a little bloated and I skim a bit with repetitions, but honestly I still enjoy the hell out of this series. I get sucked in so quick and read it pretty quickly.
It's nice to know that Rowling can still entertain the hell out of me year after I started reading her books.