10.22.2022

finished reading

 
This sixth installment of the series explores the online world of fandoms.  Exploring online behavior in the context of the author's experiences interested me, yet this is not the author's subtle way of defending herself.  It was a fast-paced, albeit long read.  There were a few sub-plots that could have been edited out.  Otherwise, it's still Cormoran and Robin doing what they do best.  I want to be friends with them.

I liked the format of including blog posts, chat logs, and text messages.

From the publisher:
When frantic, disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn’t know quite what to make of the situation. The co-creator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie’s true identity.

Robin decides that the agency can’t help with this—and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart.

Robin and her business partner, Cormoran Strike, become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie’s true identity. But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits – and which threatens them in new and horrifying ways . . .



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