I just finished my first book of the new year The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. This book is set in Britain. Here is my review from Goodreads.
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was the selected read for January of my F2F book club. I wasn't sure what it was about, but the other members were all atwitter with it being written by J.K. Rowling. I have not, nor do I intend to read the Harry Potter series, so I wasn't impressed one way or the other.
Cormoran Strike, is an injured veteran of the war in Afghanistan, returned to Britain to heal and get on with his life. Now he is a "homeless" ( having been kicked out of his super gorgeous girlfriend's apartment) and trying to make a living as a Private Detective.
Recently hired by a prominent lawyer to investigate the death of his sister, a supermodel, Cormoran proceeds in unconventional ways to gather facts and talk to witnesses. His recent temporary secretary is of great help to him. Robin has always secretly wanted to be a detective, since stealing her brother's Hardy Boys books as a child.
This book kept me interested and on the edge of my chair for the entire read. There was good character development and I never figured out what really happened to Lula Landry until the very end when Cormoran reveals his theory and conclusion to his client.
Although the language was a bit rough at times, the vocabulary in general was interesting. I looked up a lot of words I did not know prior to reading this. I like books that teach me new words.
I would recommend to all my friends who like mysteries and crime genres.
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