Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling

by:  JK Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith
published by:  Mulholland Books
publish date:  April 20, 2013

A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.

Cormoran Strike is at rock bottom.  He's broken up with his girlfriend, he's living in his office, he's down to one client, and he has creditors threatening him with bodily harm.  To make it worse, a temp agency has just sent him an employee he doesn't want and can't afford.  Then, as if all his prayers are being answered the very wealthy brother of a childhood friend comes to his office and says that his supermodel sister didn't commit suicide, that she was murdered.

Cormoran, along with his incredibly efficient new secretary, set about proving that Lula Landry was murdered.  They have to delve deep into the world of the incredibly rich and the super famous to get answers into who Lula Landry really was and whether or not she wanted to kill herself.

As someone that really didn't like The Casual Vacancy, I was wary about this book.  I had heard that this one was much better and the rumors were true.  This book was far better.  One thing I have to give props to JK for is her story construction.  I really love the way she enters into a scene, for example the way this book starts with Robin (the temp) preparing for her first day at a new job.   This book, I would definitely recommend to people that like detective stories, mysteries, or all the grown up Muggles wanting to know what JK has been writing lately.

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