When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case ...
When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger ...A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho - The Cuckoo's Calling is a remarkable book. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
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The "Who Done It" held me captive for the duration of the read. The private investigator just keeps trucking alone, and at the end comes up with a surprising finish.
Sep 2, 2014
very good book
This is one of the better books I have read in a long time. Knowing who the real author is made is easier to critique.
Aug 22, 2014
Brings back the classic PI tale
I'm a big mystery reader but only of well-written ones and I favor the old-time lone man or woman doing the legwork. I was skeptical of J.K. Rowling's ability to pull this off, talented as she is, but in a totally different genre, but she does it! Her PI is full-dimensional, a character you care about and he's trying to solve a mystery in London that pulls you in. Full-bodied characters, wit, careful plotting and a satisfying ending. What more can we ask for?
May 9, 2014
This book has a really good story to it, but there are a lot of moments while I was reading that I thought "Oh geez, yes this is definitely J.K. Rowling because it's so wordy" (For those of you that aren't aware Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym J.K. Rowling used)
Other than some wordy parts that made it sluggish it was a great story.
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