I had been wanting to read The Cuckoo’s Calling for a long time. I love love love Harry Potter, and if you don’t know by now, Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling. She wrote another book under her own name (The Casual Vacancy, which I haven’t read), and it didn’t do very well. So she started fresh with this one.
I could not put this down. In fact, I read all three in about 2 weeks. J.K. Rowling is incredibly talented. No, this is nothing like Harry Potter. Is it just as well written? You better believe it.
Cormoran Strike is a down on his luck private detective. He is a decorated war hero who lives in his office because his fiancé kicked him out. He has one client. debt collectors calling, and a new temp secretary for the week. When John Bristol comes to him because he wants the suicide of his supermodel sister Lula Landry to be investigated, Cormoran’s luck starts to turn around.
The case centers around the wealthy elite of London – models, rock stars and designers.
If you like a good “who done it?”, you will definitely like this one.