J.K. Rowling Reveals ‘Lethal White’ Cover & September Release Date!

Jul 10, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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J.K. Rowling has been hard at work on the third Fantastic Beasts film, but her alter-ego, Robert Galbraith, has been putting the finishing touches on the fourth Cormoran Strike novel, Lethal White. After announcing that she’d finished the book, and that it would be out this year, we finally have a release date – and a cover and synopsis!

Featuring a green hue and the Houses of Parliament on the cover, the fourth novel will officially release on September 18th this year (just before Crimes of Grindelwald!), and is available for pre-order, with an exclusive competition to win a signed copy when you order half-price from Waterstones. The official synopsis is also available to read, below. This time Robin and Cormoran will investigate a crime witnessed by a troubled young man as a child, leading them through iconic settings in London, and into the depths of the British countryside:

‘I seen a kid killed…. He strangled it, up by the horse.’

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.

Are you excited for the next book in the series? Have you watched the TV series? Let us know in the comments!

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