1/03/2015

Book Review: The Cuckoo's Calling


I FINALLY finished this book!  I've been reading it after starting it a year ago on a whim because I was sitting in an airport and I needed something to read.  Here's the book description:

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. 
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.
Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
It was pretty slow to start but had a great pick up midway and good ending.  I didn't actually know that it was a J.K. Rowling book but looking back at it, I can see the resemblance to Harry Potter.  I actually found myself saying "got in a row" and a few other English phrases while reading this book.

Cormorman was a rough, brash, yet honest main character.  I saw bits and pieces of the solution though his eyes.  Though some character development was needed, I would suggest the book to be read.  I will also take the time to read the following book in the series.

Happy Reading!

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