The cuckoo's calling
“He had hoped to spot the flickering shadow of a murderer as he turned the file's pages, but instead it was the ghost of Lula herself who emerged, gazing up at him, as victims of violent crimes sometimes did, through the detritus of their interrupted lives.”
When famous supermodel Lula Landry is found dead - an alleged suicide - her adopted brother is desperate for the truth. He hires Cormoran Strike, a private investigator, to find out if she willingly jumped from her balcony or was forced to do so. Even though Cormoran is initially unwilling to take the case, the evidence he begins to gather is too intriguing to just say no. Friends, neighbours, her personal driver, relatives, her security guard, a famous designer, her boyfriend : everyone has something to say about the gorgeous supermodel. But who is lying and who isn't?
A wonderfully written mystery full of fascinating characters. Robert Galbraith, in case you didn't know, is actually Harry Potter's "mom" aka J.K.Rowling. It was fun, it was funny and it definitely held my interest!
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