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Friday, December 13, 2013

Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

I admit it. When I heard "The Cuckoo's Calling," by Robert Gailbraith, was REALLY written by JK Rowling, I wanted to see if she had the chops for thrillers. After all, her success was with Harry Potter books (which I LOVED), but this new book is in a totally different genre. For me, he (or should I say, she?) seems to have easily crossed over to this different style of writing and is able to keep the reader interested and enthralled. The book really does demonstrate what a versatile writer JK Rowling really is. The book is captivating, thrilling, and well written.

This is what the author's website says about this book:

"When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.

Strike is a war veteran – wounded both physically and psychologically – and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model’s complex world, the darker things get – and the closer he gets to terrible danger . . .

A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London"

I kept visualizing the protagonist as Halle Berry and Lt. Dan (from Forrest Gump) as the Private Investigator (P.I.). Needless to say, I'm ready for this PI to solve some more mysteries and find some romance along the way.