The May read for #BlissfulBookTalk was The Cuckoo’s Calling written by J.K. Rowling under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for so long, and my goal for naming it for the May read was to finally dust off the cover and get it read, and I’m so glad I pushed myself to do it.
The Cuckoo’s Calling is about a private detective named Cormoran Strike who is hired to take on the case of the alleged suicide of supermodel, Lula Landry. While most of the world is convinced that Lula let her fame get the best of her and decided to jump off of her balcony, her brother, Bristow, is convinced that foul play was involved. With the help of his temporary assistant, Robin, Cormoran is pushed into the world of fame and stardom to figure out whether Lula’s death was a suicide or murder.
This book started out rather slow for me, but once it picked up, it really picked up. Because it’s a mystery and suspense novel, I really wanted to try to keep up with the clues to see if I could solve the case before I read what happened at the end of the book. Unfortunately, there are so many pieces to the puzzle that it was nearly impossible for me to keep up with all of the details.
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I give The Cuckoo’s Calling a 4 out of 5. When I got into the nitty gritty of the mystery, it was hard to put this book down. I love a good mystery novel, and this one did not disappoint. I’m really looking forward to reading about more of Cormoran’s and Robin’s adventures in future books.
Want to read with me this month? The June pick for #BlissfulBookTalk is Paper Towns by John Green. I’m excited to read this book before it hits theaters in July. Share your thoughts on the book by using the hashtag #BlissfulBookTalk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Happy reading!