|The Cuckoo's Calling|
by Robert Galbraith
"A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous." - AdlerWho in the world is Robert Galbraith, one might asked. It's none other than the infamous J.K. Rowling using a different pen name to disguise her true identify.
From the very first page the author thoroughly introduced readers to Robin, who somehow find herself as a secretary to a private investigator, Cormoran Strike. Working for him would be unlike any other temporary work as she finds herself extremely immersed into her job when Strike reluctantly agreed to solve a case involving a mysterious death of famous young model, Lula.
Where's the mystery in this when most people believe Lula committed suicide? There dear readers would be where Strike comes in. Not quite convinced with this cover story, he investigate her questionable death.
It may seem as a typical mystery book, but there's more than meet the eyes or is it?
Hint of warning, there's more dialogues than actions. I don't particularly mind that since the story line seem well written.
Cormoran Strike carried numerous burdens upon his shoulder. Dare say he does not complained about them. He kept to himself and attempt to find ways to compensate his lost. Danger does not intimidate him, rather it's the other way around. His wits helped him undercover some information that others have not. His past continues to haunt, but he strive to live one day at a time.
Robin, a charming individual, who did not know what her temporary job entitled her to do. I admired her of being very absorbed by her work. It was certainly not what she expected it to be, yet she somehow looked at the brighter side of the situation and love what she do.
The true beauty of mystery book is similar to a puzzle with missing pieces. Slowly those pieces would be placed randomly into their places, and a clear image would be revealed.
Rating: 4/5 stars