August 30, 2013
He had hoped to spot the flickering shadow of a murderer as he turned the file's pages.
By Robert Galbraith bka J.K. Rowling
I placed a hold on this book as soon as news broke it was written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym. Maybe fair, maybe not. Rowling explores and masters the different genre and her characters. I love mysteries & I really enjoyed this one. Looking forward to more from this series:
“Strike was used to playing archaeologist among the ruins of people’s traumatised memories.”
“He had hoped to spot the flickering shadow of a murderer as he turned the file's pages, but instead it was the ghost of Lula herself who emerged, gazing up at him, as victims of violent crimes sometimes did, through the detritus of their interrupted lives.”
“How easy it was to capitalize on a person’s own bent for self-destruction; how simple to nudge them into non-being, then to stand back and shrug and agree that it had been the inevitable result of a chaotic, catastrophic life.”