As someone who enjoyed the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling like millions of others I was interested when her new novel was first announced. Thankfully though I didn’t preorder it and waited for the reviews.
Nancy C. Brown who wrote a book defending the Harry Potter novels from a Catholic prospective has an in depth review of The Casual Vacancy. I had already put this book on my “do no read” list and her review confirms that for me. While you can’t really psychoanalyze an author from afar I am tempted to apply the “look I can write an adult novel” tag in this case.