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 long time girlfriend and is living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing 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.
My Rating: 4/5
I think everybody knows this by now, but Robert Gailbraith is the pseudonym of J.K Rowling.
J.K Rowling is my favourite author. I grew up on the Harry Potter books and I really enjoyed The Casual Vacancy. So my expectations for this book were massive.
I found this book really, really interesting. Crime is not a genre I have read a lot of, particularly in the adult genre.
I really liked the balance of all the characters. Strike, the protagonist was in a tough period of his life and Robin is young and naïve.
This book never rushes to a conclusion. The detective work is always the major focus. There was never any suspense or anything which I had expected but it works that way.
I am excited that this book will have a sequel as I am interested in seeing the characters develop and another story evolve.