The Cuckoo's Calling review

March 3, 2015

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

British supermodel Lula Landry tumbles to her death from her third-floor balcony on a freezing cold night. Although all signs point to suicide, her brother John Bristow thinks there is more to the story. So he hires private detective Cormoran Strike to get to the bottom of it. Cormoran has his own problems — kicked out of his home by his ex, broke, and injured from a tour in Afghanistan. But he and his (temporary) assistant Robin work the case and take an unforgettable tour of London’s jet-set crowd.

I love reading mysteries but I’m REALLY DUMB when it comes to mysteries. Very rarely do I figure out who the murderer is at all when everyone else on Goodreads has it nailed by page 30. So I was a bit surprised by the ending. This wasn’t a real page turner, which is okay for me.

I enjoyed the twists and turns, and by the end I was rooting for Cormoran and Robin to win the day.

Oh, and the elephant in the room? I knew that Robert Galbraith is JK Rowling, but that didn’t sway me at all, because I quit the Harry Potter series on the book where the first eleventy-hundred pages was about the Quidditch World Cup. Ugh. So that didn’t sway me.

This is the first in a series – I’ll give the second a shot.

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