Book Review The Cuckoo’s Calling byRobert Galbraith


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.

Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

My Review 

I was late to the party with reading this book as I was just not sure I actually wanted to read it.I kept thinking how on earth could this be better then HP series but I won’t compare the 2 in my review as that’s not fair. 

Cormoran is just like a younger version of Dalziel from Dalziel and Pascoe  that is who I had in mind as I was reading.

I loved all the evidence gathering which allowed you to try and work out Luna’s killer which I didn’t, so for me there was a massive twist at the end

It was very slow paced in places it left me wanting a few more twists throughout the book.

Alot of bad language but I feel that was because of the character of those Characters so it didn’t bother me but may bother others.

Over all a fairly good read


4 of 5 stars 




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