Summary: The Cuckoo’s Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide.
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.
My Review: When I found this book I was super stoked to read a book from JK. Like everyone I am a fan of Harry Potter, in fact I often say Harry Potter got me through my first two years of college.
This book was fantastic which is to be expected as it is written by JK. The characters are nicely developed and dare I say she might have built a mystery better than she did a fantasy world. JK guys Harry Potter is better… but only because it is Harry Potter.
This book is well written and complex enough to keep you up on a work night. I loved reading this book and trying to solve the mystery. Such a great story that I highly recommend you read if you need a good crime novel fix.