Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling, (2013),455p
I swore I wouldn’t read this book. I honestly don’t know why I was so against it – probably due to the fact that Harry Potter holds such a perfect little place in my heart. I hated the hype around this book. It basically came out as a nothing release until it was “leaked” that it was by JK Rowling (ie. clearly announced by the publisher to gain attention and in turn, have huge sales).
But, I was browsing eBooks to read on my vacation and it was actually available. So naturally I downloaded it to read on my trip and naturally I finished it before I was even at the airport.
When supermodel Lulu Landry turns up dead, apparently by suicide, private detective Cormoran Strike is hired by her brother who believes there was foul play. Strike is down on his luck (and down one leg) and will take any chance to make some real money. With a new receptionist by his side, Strike jumps into the case.
Honestly, this was a decent mystery. Yes, it was a little predictable and yes, it was a little convoluted at times, but it captured my interest. Enough for me to power through it and have to find new reads for my beach vacation.
I will pick up the next Cormoran Strike novel. I typically root for the underdog.
2015 Reading Challenge: Mystery or horror novel
Happy reading –