One Direction singer Niall Horan features in JK Rowling’s latest novel. The 22-year-old singer makes a special appearance as the imaginary boyfriend of a murdered young girl, in Career of Evil, the latest instalment of Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series, reported Contactmusic.
The paragraphs have Horan being name-dropped as character Hazel discusses her murdered friend Kelsey s boyfriend, who is called Niall. However, it appears Niall was actually imaginary and based on Kelsey’s obsession with the One Directioner. One paragraph reads, “Strike said, ‘I hear Kelsey had a boyfriend. ‘Rubbish,’ retorted Hazel, dropping back into her armchair. ‘She said his name was Niall. Niall. Honestly.’ Her eyes leaked more tears. ‘One Direction,’ she said over the top of her tissue”.