#ThrowbackThursday | #BookReview | THE CUCKOOS CALLING by Robert Galbraith | #TBT 30.01.20

Welcome to our #ThrowbackThursday part of the blog, where we share old reviews from the archives.

Todays review was first posted on The P.Turner’s Facebook Page, December 30th 2015!

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Source of original review is found here

Hope you enjoy!



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. 


Final book of the 2015 Reading Challenge;

#TheCuckoosCalling by #RobertGalbraith
(pseudonym of J.K.Rowling)

The classic ‘whodunnit’ mysteries are my favourite. I love suspecting ALL of the players in the game and trying to figure out who did it!

The Cuckoo’s Calling did not disappoint! I must admit that I was starting to feel like I had read this book before….down on his luck lawyer, small dingy office, receptionist who cannot be paid properly (if at all), famous case that would make him famous and more successful…… yep….I have read this before…. John Grisham’s ‘The Litigators’. (which is an excellent read!)

With this aside, the story is great. Young model; Luna Landry is found dead on her upmarket London street as an apparent case of suicide. This verdict does not wash with Luna’s brother; John who hires Cormoran Strike to investigate the incident. What John doesn’t expect is that Strike uncovers lies and secrets to discover the grizzly truth.

A great read from Galbraith/Rowling. She certainly has a knack for this kind of writing. I am looking forward to reading the next books in the Cormoran Strike series; The Silkworm and Career of Evil.


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