Review of The Cuckoo’s Calling

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous

The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith

Novel: The Cuckoo’s Calling

Published in: 2013

Genre: Crime Fiction

Author: Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)


The story starts with the death of the famous model Lula Landry who jumped out from the Mayfair balcony. She lived alone in her apartment and the police confirms it a suicide. Lula’s brother John Bristow disagrees with it as he thinks it a murder. Bristow meets the army turned detective Cormoran Strike and pours out the details to him. The detective starts his work towards the mystery with his new assistant Robin and speaks to the friend of the model Lula Landry where he finds out some points advantageous to his side. But, when Strike finds Rochelle, the most trusted friend of Lula and speaks to her, he finds in a few days that she was dead as well. Want to find out that Lula’s and Rochelle’s death was a suicide or murder? And if it is a murder, who is the murderer of them? Is the murderer of Lula and Rochelle the same? Read The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith to find out the answers.


Plot The admirers of Sherlock Holmes should definitely give it a try. The story is filled with mysteries and doubts that the readers of the book would get the greatest shock at the end of the story. The story is mixed with day to day problems like jealousy, murder, cancer and drugs. Each page has a twist and any of the readers would not be able to stop themselves from reaching the climax. The book is indeed worth reading.

Characters When it comes to the characters, the readers would be mostly attracted to the hard working and intelligent detective Cormoran Strike who was in the army and lost one of his leg before he turned a detective and his assistant Robin who helps the detective with her intelligence.

Experience of reading- While reading the story, readers would be able to use their detective minds as well. You can use your own way to solve the mystery. For the beginners of reading, it would be a mini struggle to find out the answers, but for the ones who have read loads of mystery fictions, we assume that it would not be too difficult to find it out. And the Bookish Refreshment’s assumption of the mystery turned out right.

The rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

About the author:

Joanne Rowling who is known as J. K. Rowling is the well known British writer and is famous for her fantasy novel The Harry Potter series. She was born on 1965 and has written many successful novels. From an early age the author had an interest on writing. She took on various jobs before the idea of Harry Potter came out in 1990. And she was a teacher before she finished her first book. After Harry Potter, she wrote other novels such as the Casual Vacancy. The Cuckoo’s Calling was published on 2013 in the pen name Robert Galbraith.

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