The Cuckoo’s Calling is the first of a trilogy starring Cormoran Strike as a private detective. He’s just had a disaster in his love life and an interesting and seemingly impossible case is requested of him.
The death of a super model is questioned by the model’s brother, although the police believe it was a suicide.
Strike takes the case. Realizing he’s short on money and help, a temp service accidentally sends him another secretary. He takes her on expecting to employ Robin for just this case.
Robin, engaged to a man who doesn’t understand her eagerness at a low paying job, wants to learn how to be a detective.
Set in London, it’s easy to feel the atmosphere and understand the tension built through the detective’s case and the lives of Strike and Robin mixing.
I have to admit that I’ve just finished The Silkworm, the second in the trilogy, and have found it just as intriguing. This is another author that when a book is published, it has to be read!