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Belle's Book Club: The Cuckoo's Calling...

Hey everyone

Next up in my Belle's Book Club: Summer 2013 series I'm sharing - The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)

Synopsis (via Goodreads

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.

My Thoughts

I'm not going to lie - I totally just bought this fact because it was written by JK Rowling under a pseudonym and I have to say that I was a tad apprehensive about it considering the not-very-marvellous reception of her first post-Potter book {The Casual Vacancy} but I'm a big fan of crime novels so I thought I would give it a go - and I'm so glad I did!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book - I thought the plot line was really interesting and engaging - I finished the book super quickly! - and the plot twist at the end was crazy - literally crazy! I don't know why I was so shocked at the fact that JK could write a crime novel - the plot twists in HP were crazy (I mean, the whole Snape thing - hello?!) - but she really really can!

I loved Strike - he's just so adorable and lovable - I'm rooting for him and Robin to get together - I just love them both so much - yes, I am ignoring the fact that Robin is engaged - I don't like Matthew at all. Sorry not sorry.

What struck me the most about this novel was how incredible JK Rowling is writing - but seriously the description in her prose is flawless - it was honestly a joy to read this book because of that - the images that she wanted her readers to have were just so clear and easy to picture - it was so easy to understand exactly what JK Rowling wanted to portray - stunning. And don't even get me started on the characterisation - woah all of the way through the novel I was learning new things about all of the characters and I loved that.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone - literally anyone - a HP fan, a JK Rowling fan, a crime novel fan or anyone who can appreciate good writing. I mean, although there is murder involved it isn't particularly graphic and although there are a few adult themes in the book I think that can be overlooked for appreciation of the literary genius of JK Rowling :P

I cannot wait for the sequel to this book!

Would you read this book? 

aHm xoxo