• Ryanne Harper

New Release: 9/18

Today is the day! Nothing can ruin it. Not even James Patterson. So, we aren't even going to talk about him today. Take that, Jimmy Pat!

Lethal White, the fourth installment of the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith hits the stands today. Finally. I feel like I've waited one million years for this book. I'm very impatient, which is why I typically stay away from series until they're all out. For example, I co-wrote Fall: An Ermahgerd Merstery but I won't read it until the Ermahgerd Ermnibus is released. I won't and I shan't. However, J.K. got me with Harry and she's getting me again with Cormoran.

If you haven't read these books, what are you doing with your life? And, if you've started them, but you're behind, lookin' at you, Sarah, stop what you're doing and catch up. You have no idea what you're missing.

Cormoran Strike is a private detective who is failing miserably. At basically everything. His stunning fiancee just left him, his PI business is failing, and he's forgotten to unhire a temporary secretary. Enter Robin Ellacott. Recently engaged herself, she's just moved to London with Matthew, her finace and all-around awful person. She's been sent to the detective agency and is secretly delighted. She'd always wanted to work in law enforcement. She meets Strike and becomes slightly less enchanted. He's gruff, he's disheveled, and he clearly doesn't want her there. A case involving the death of famous model Lula Landry seemingly falls into their laps. Robin proves herself to be excellent at her job, so Strike keeps her on permanently.

In the second installment, Robin and Strike are looking for a writer. His wife assumes he's off at a retreat and being contrary, as he is wont to do. Nope. He dead. It could be my interest in the literary and publishing world, but I thought Silkworm was awesome.

A Career of Evil is where the series takes a turn toward the really dark and twisted. It's disturbing. It scared me a little. And I loved it. The ending, while not a traditional cliffhanger, left me wanting to know immediately what was going to happen next. Today, I finally get to find out.

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