Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo's Calling The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was nice to be in the hands of a story-telling master. Rowling’s prose is enjoyable, and her dialogue is spot on. I look forward to reading “Silkworm”.

What were my takeaways from reading this book: I liked how Rowling kept the reader in the dark even after the Private Detective knew who had committed the murder. Most mysteries I’ve read have the reader in the same boat as the ignorant protagonist. Rowling twisted that a bit, which placed me in the position of really wanting to know who had committed the murders. I also enjoyed the simple character arcs for each main character. The mystery portion of the story takes a back seat to the interrelations between the characters, and I’m glad it did. Though the mystery was intriguing the story really lies with the people involved. Rowling has produced a more interview style mystery, which highlights her excellent dialogue and adds freshness to the genre.

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