The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (Cormoran Strike, #1)

The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

Decided to read this after I finished The Silkworm, because Luna Landry was mentioned thirteen times in Silkworm, so how could I not? Well then, so here we have Strike, previously of the army but now turned private investigator, hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous supermodel Luna Landry by her distraught brother. The story chugged along slowly at first, and then gained steady pace as the story develops – although, I tend to skim through chapter beginnings, and there were a great many of them.

Despite having guessed the murderer early on in the story (I tend to do this. Fiction, after all, becomes predictable after you’ve read several dozen novels of a specific genre) and having confirmed my suspicion as correct via flipping to the end (I tend to do this, too) I read on, because I have this question, that I just couldn’t figure out – why. Not why the murderer committed the crime, that was obvious enough in this case,

but why did he bloody dig his own grave? That was, to quote Strike, bat-shit crazy, man. 

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But we got the answer to that, I suppose.

All-in-all, it was alright, although I prefer Silkworm. Warning for excessive profanity, but you should know that already.