the cuckoo’s calling by robert galbraith

The first book in the Cormoran Strike series.

Private investigator and former military man Cormoran Strike is hired by a lawyer, John Bristow, to look into the death of his adopted sister, model Lula Landry. It was initially considered a suicide but Strike begins to confirm Bristow’s suspicions that she was murdered.

Unfortunately, if J.K. Rowling hadn’t been outed as the true author, I would have probably never read this book. And that’s a shame because it’s pretty good. It’s been a while since I read a true mystery (Dan Brown doesn’t count) and the twists and turns were quite exhilarating. As always though, Rowling’s true prowess is in her characters. I loved Strike and can’t wait to learn more about his life. We did get a lot of information but I still think there’s more to him. I liked Robin, his assistant, and her enthusiasm toward his work. She was like a wide-eyed Veronica Mars. Really looking forward to the two of them working together more. Glad to have a new mystery series to read!

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