WWW Wednesday 13th July 2016

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WWW Wednesday 6th July 2016

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WWW Wednesday 29th June 2016

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Review | The Cuckoo’s Calling (Coroman Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith

Although a good first installment, I’ll be hoping for better things from the next two books. 3/5.

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J K Rowling book cover

The blurb: 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.

My take:

Let’s start with the good and very good things about The Cuckoo’s Calling. The characterisation is excellent and I’d read the next book in the series just to find out what happens to Robin and whether she realizes her fiancĂ© is clearly not right for her. As a central character, Strike not only has one of the best fictional detective names ever, but is complex, fallible, and very good at his job. The characters related to the case were a varied bunch who ranged from clueless, through annoying to downright despicable.

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