Living legend J.K Rowling is set to release her new novel The Silkworm this June under the name Robert Galbraith!
The crime book is the follow-up from her number one best-seller The Cuckoo’s Calling. After the crippling success of the Harry Potter series, Rowling chose to use the penname, but her identity was leaked after the release of The Cuckoo’s Calling. However, she has chosen to keep the name for this next work which will be published this summer.
The Hachette Book Group released a full synopsis of the novel which reads:
“Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo’s Calling.
“When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days – as he has done before – and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
“But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives – meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
“When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before…
“A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.”
The 384-page hardback will be will be released June 24 in the US, however it will be released in the UK on June 19 and we can’t wait! As more information is released, stay tuned to 4YE for full details