The Cuckoo’s Calling is a detective / murder mystery novel written by JK Rowling under the pen name “Robert Galbraith.” Rowling’s true identity as the novel’s author remained a mystery until after the novel had begun generating a fairly positive response online. Upon public revelation that the novel was indeed written by Rowling, sales rose 4000%. Personally, I have zero skill for being able to figure out plots in movies and books before they are revealed, so the ending of the book caught me by surprise; however, I think the average reader would find the plot fairly un-predictable and the book quite enjoyable. In my opinion this is a great book and continues the tradition of great character development from the pen of Rowling; at minimum, this is a vastly better book than The Casual Vacancy.
4.5 out of 5 black cups of coffee.