The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Cuckoo's Calling book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 2,864 Ratings)

The Cuckoo's Calling Robert Galbraith Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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.

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.

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User reviews about this book

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    By Island24
    Interesting story and good mix of sympathetic, unsympathetic and villainous characters. Ends with a twist that was unexpected but that was set up properly during the development of the tale. The book drags in the middle and would have benefited from editing to keep it moving along. Still, I enjoyed the story and continue to think about the plot and characters.
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

    By MommaD19
    I really enjoyed this book. It's not at all like the Harry Potter series, nothing magical. Just a down to earth mystery novel with great characters and an engaging plot. The only downside for me was the amount of f-bombs. But I understand that's an attribute of some people so I got over it.

    By Mylor007
    The build up can seem tedious, but be a man/woman and stick with it! It's well worth it when everything starts to come together. I was trying to solve the mystery as I was reading. JK Rowling is the best author of our age.
  • The Cuckoos Calling

    By Dharma Love
    It is a good thing I was home sick for a few day because I could not put this book down. at
  • Easy read

    By L Man1
    I didn't read this book straight thru. But I was able to come back to it and still follow. Enjoyed the book.
  • Classic mystery

    By CalifDude
    This is a classic mystery with a subdued feel. Well-written, with nice descriptive language that made the scenes come to life. However, if I'm honest, I just didn't find it all that entertaining. There was no suspense, comedy, or surprise twists to keep me interested in picking the book up. At some points I even found it long and tedious. For some reason, I found it hard to keep the characters straight.
  • took a long time to read

    By gnarreb3
    The book is kind of boring, sometimes the dialogs dread on forever. At the end it was ‚as expected‘.
  • Excellent

    By MVilliger
    This is a captivating story - Rowling does a great job with this murder mystery, plenty of twists and turns.
  • Excellent!

    By Playing to relax
    Very well written both in literary and mystery terms. The characters are clearly defined with developing relationships.
  • Page turner

    By Lauri from Cleveland
    Loved the writing and character development. Kept me reading and turning the pages. Looking forward to more

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