Shelf Control is a meme run by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. It is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!
For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out Lisa’s introductory post.
I’m tackling my unread books in order of acquisition, looking at the books that have been sat on my shelf the longest.
- Title: Lethal White
- Author: Robert Galbraith
- Published: 2018
- Length: 656 pages
- Bought / acquired: 18 September 2018
What’s It About?
When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.
Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott – once his assistant, now a partner in the agency – set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been – Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that…
Why Do I Want to Read It?
This one is quite simple – I love this series! This is the fourth instalment in the Cormoran Strike series, and I’ve been wanting to read it since it came out. Cormoran and Robin make something of an odd duo, but I’ve enjoyed every novel in the series so far, and I’m expecting nothing but good things. I’m also anxious to know what happens following on from the end of Career of Evil!