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March 19, 2014



9780751549256J.K Rowling’s crime debut writing as Robert Galbraith beguilingly  shows that she can renounce magic and yet be magical.

When a troubled model falls to her death from a Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts and calls in private detective Cormoran  Strike to investigate.

Strike is a war veteran wounded both physically and psychologically and his private life is in disarray.  the case gives him a financial lifeline but it comes at a personal cost the more he delves into the young model’s world, the darker things become and the closer he gets to terrible danger.

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My review

It is only now that I have read The Cuckoo’s Calling that I have found out that the legend J.K Rowling has written this novel using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. I have found this story faultless from the very first sentence to the very last. I found all the characters that were realist with voices that are so well polished you can actually hear them and visualise them. J.K Rowling is a perfectionist for sharp detail. This refreshingly story centres around a rich and beautiful young model Lula Landry who committed suicide off her penthouse apartment balcony. On a bitterly cold snowy night with sub-zero temperature at two in the morning Lula Landry falls to her death from her penthouse balcony into the middle of the road. The police tape off the area treating it like a murder scene. The police change their theory and think that Lula committed suicide. John Bristow Lula’s brother has his doubts that Lula just fell of from her balcony or that she committed suicide he believes it was murder and visits private detective Cormoran Strike to investigate.The story takes you deeper and deeper. The Cuckoo’s Calling is a brilliant private detective story with beauty and horror. I recommend this compulsively novel to readers who like a whodunit. I do hope that many readers will enjoy reading The Cuckoo’s Calling as much as I have.

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