Author: Robert Galbraith
Published: April 30th 2013 by Mulholland Books
Blurb: A brilliant debut 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.
Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Review: This book had been in my TBR list for a while but lately I was enjoying so much chick lit books that I didn't feel like reading a crime novel. But given that the second book of the series was published last month, I decided to get started with it. I mean the mind that created Harry Potter couldn't write rubish right?
It actually took my a while to get into the story, I wasn't sure if I liked Cormoran as a character but once he started uncovering little clues to the case, I started reading faster and I just couldn't stop reading. I also started to like Cormoran, the methodic detective with a difficult life but with the heart on the right place. I really enjoyed his relationship with Robin, how they grew into each other. She certainly is a very talented investigator!
And what can I say about the ending, it totally blew me away. I didn't expect it at all. This novel has made me rediscover my love for crime and I can't wait to read now The Silkworm and enjoy Cormoran and Robin's company again. I think that J.K. Rowling has a special way with words that makes her stories unique.