I love it when you can find a book that you get lost in, a book you don’t want to put down. Some books are so good that I find myself thinking about them while I’m working, counting down the minutes until I can get home and start reading again. Believe me, not all books are like that. But there are some out there, and I just finished one of those books.
I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling so anything she writes now, I have to read. She started a new series in 2013, which I’m hoping will have many, many books in it. The first book of the series was call The Cuckoo’s Calling. Rowling wrote this book under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. But it was quickly leaked that she was the real author after the book was published.
The books center around private investigator Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. They are murder mysteries and Rowling keeps you in suspense right up to the last page. The Cuckoo’s Calling is about a famous model who is said, by police, to have committed suicide. Cormoran believes she has been murdered.
I just finished the second book, which came out this summer, The Silkworm. Oh, it was so good! I had no idea who the murderer was and I loved the development of Cormoran and Robin. In The Silkworm, an author writes a book portraying all of the people in his life, his wife, publisher, old friends, in a horrible, offending light and then disappears.
If you need a book or two to read this summer, I highly recommend these.
Word of the day … kludge (KLOOJ)
: a system and especially a computer system made up of poorly matched components