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the cuckoo’s calling

Genre: mystery

Synopsis:

The Cuckoo’s Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

A brilliant 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, 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.

Why you should read it:
For anyone who is stuck in a reading rut, or having a hard time getting into a book, this book does not disappoint. The plot and character development is excellent and is definitely a page turner until the very last page! As someone who usually steers clear of murder mysteries, I thoroughly enjoyed how tastefully this book was written. It is not at all graphic or gory, has an amazingly suspenseful story which makes it perfect to be adapted into a movie.
I highly recommend this book to anyone.
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