The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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Description

A brilliant debut 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, thelegendary 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.

Reviews

  • Great book!

    5
    By Hollerina
    This is a book that's hard to put down! It is so well written, with not an overpowering amount of details, but enough to really feel like you know the characters and the setting! So well thought out ☺️
  • Absolutely brilliant!

    5
    By Hipcoder
    This is a great detective story of old, but updated and taking place in the very real world of the twenty first century. A truly unique and captivating character in Cormoran Strike, and the crackling dynamic with his assistant Robin, who is as real as the feel of the whole story. Well worth the time that you'll spend glued to this story right to the end. You'll think you have it figured out - but you'll be surprised by the end in more than one way!
  • Worthy!

    5
    By Hasan Pirzada
    Not that it should matter what anyone says about what Rowling should or shouldn't be writing, but this is, I believe, a worthy follow-up to the HP franchise. She lets her natural ability to make the world whimsical, even the bleak streets and dark corners of a murder mystery, flourish in all it's captivating power. Great job, Jo!
  • The Cuckoo'S Calling

    5
    By DSGershwin
    Pace slow to start but hang in and you will be carried away by the story of deception that reveals determination a few white lies and redemption unexpected. A Great Read!
  • Kept in suspense

    4
    By Travelin kind
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story, the prose, the gliding English. When is the next one?
  • A cuckoos calling

    4
    By Reisetramp
    This book is a page turner that hold your attention once you get into it so make sure you get past the first 100 pages. The plot is intriguing and not always easy to follow. The characters are well developed and feel real. J K Rowling's style does reveal itself and at times you feel you are back in Privet Drive but with expletives! I can recommend this book wholeheartedly . Enjoy!
  • The Cuckoo Calling

    3
    By MJCWCC
    I greatly anticipated reading this book because of my respect for J.K Rowlings. However, I was disappointed! Although the writing is well done, the pace was slow and the development of the plot tedious. The Causal Vacancy started out slowly as well but I found it to be much more entertaining. Because of that, I persevered with The Cuckoo's Calling. It was not worth the $15 that I paid for the electronic copy through iBook.
  • Loved it

    5
    By Toogoodtobetrue9213456780
    Could not put it down. Can't wait for the next cormoran strike story!
  • Great read!

    5
    By goodurs
    I really enjoyed the characters in this book, and am looking forward to this becoming an entertaining crime series. Fun & charming, definitely a great read.
  • Amazing read

    5
    By Kristinalau
    I read the book repetitively, and the ending was sensational! It was tough to put it down, and glad I purchased it.

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