Friday, November 28, 2014


Author:  Robert Galbraith
Genre:  Mystery, Cormoran Strike Series #1
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  3.75/5 (good +)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Robert Glenister
Yearly Count:  88

From NetGalley:
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.

I have never had a desire to read a Harry Potter novel, so I thought this book would give me a perfect opportunity to read her (Rowling's) work in a genre that interested me.  Ultimately, I liked it, but I wanted to love it, and that didn't happen.  The good news was that it was very detailed and incredibly descriptive.  The bad news was that it was very detailed and incredibly descriptive.  There were times when it drew me in and others when I was annoyed beyond belief.  During the times when I was annoyed, the book dragged.  Other than that, I enjoyed the detective work and look forward to the next one.

Thoughts of Joy

My thanks go to Little, Brown and Company & NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley.


  1. I really want to try one of her mysteries!

    1. Bermudaonion ~ Glad I did. :)

  2. I enjoyed this one just a smidge more than you, but I agree with the overly descriptive writing. I just downloaded the audio for The Silkworm and will probably start in on that after I finish Sycamore Row (Grisham).

    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, Joy!

    1. Les ~ I'm not sure what format I have of The Silkworm, but I do look forward to it. Grisham is a comfort read for me. I like every book. They may not be stellar, but he never disappoints.


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