The Cuckoo's Calling

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3.9
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Published under a pseudonym, J. K. Rowling's brilliant debut mystery introduces Detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates a supermodel's suicide in "one of the best books of the year" (USA Today), the first novel in the brilliant series that inspired the acclaimed HBO Max series C.B. Strike   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, creditors are calling, and after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend, he's living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with a shocking 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.
3.9
3.73K reviews
T K
July 14, 2013
This author is actually j.k. Rowling if you guys didn't know. Thought it was cool when she was discovered.
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Usman Jafri
August 19, 2013
The story was interesting at times, but there has been a lot of useless mention of personal character traits which did nothing to the story besides adding length to the book. I felt it a was a bit too dragged out and would have been better if it was much shorter. On a more positive note, I enjoyed the moments (very few, though) of suspense that kept me going through without falling asleep. Overall, a well-written book that can alternatively put you to sleep and make you tingle with excitement all over.
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No Name
August 31, 2013
So, I admit, I picked up the book after finding out it was J.K. Rowling, but I'm no stranger to mystery/crime solving. Although the story starts out slow, it's worth it in the end. Rowling does an outstanding job with the characters. You felt like you know em personally and want to check up on them from time to time. The only draw back to the story was the length. I felt that there was some unnecessary information about characters or surroundings that didn't need to be explained. Overall great read.
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About the author

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potterseries and The Casual Vacancy.

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