London: 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.
One Direction fans have been excitedly sharing on Twitter the screen caps of paragraphs, which mention the singer in the book.
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".