Introducing her first crime novel, J.K Rowling writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Meet Detective Cormoran Strike! After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Down to one client and creditors calling, a broken relationship and living in his office. All seems bleak until John Bristow walks through the door seeking for Strike's help to investigate a supermodel's suicide.
Set in London in the grand area of Mayfair to the backstreets of the East End to the chaos of Soho. A brilliant setting for any mystery novel and perhaps another favourable attraction to read this book. I simply have no idea why it's taken me so long to get to read this book, but boy I am thrilled to have done now!
Maybe I was in denial that J.K Rowling had moved on from Harry Potter to a new project, but I can safely say I'm happy she did. I am totally hooked with this new enticing book series she has begun!
When you think of detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Poirot may spring to mind but you will never meet a detective quite like Cormoran Strike!
I'm a big fan of the mystery/detective genre but J.K has put a new spin on it. Cormoran Strike comes across as a sloppy, lonely, unprofessional being and somewhat unattractive. I think that's perhaps what I love about his character? He's not like other detectives, he goes about it differently in a somewhat messy manner.
Nevertheless, the mystery of the legendary supermodel Lula Landry aka Cuckoo is an exciting investigation full of twists and turns and a "who done it" aura. It is so well thought out that kept me guessing right to the very end. You simply cannot put this book aside!
I don't think I could praise this book enough, again perhaps a biased opinion because of my love for Rowling but she truly is a sensational writer.