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Strike and Robin investigating a suicide

The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

My latest load of books. 

 

In the attempt to get a VIP card from a local bookstore, a brand from Taiwan, I have to buy a lot. 

 

So I tried and tried to find enough books for me to buy in order to become member. This is in the pile. 

 

The surprise is how readable this is. I read the latest one Career of Evil when it went on sale. This one didn't got my interest so much as I have already watched the TV series it based on.

 

The story has a bit of problem, the detective Strike seems sad, yet didn't really have a temper. Man who had a father who hardly knows his existence, and a career cut short because of injury. One must get frustrated in life and probably has a bit of temper. He is just not a cheerful guy but didn't really take it out on anyone really. 

 

As for his detective skill, it is a bit procedural. Who was there and why? Interviewing witnesses and tried to confirm the police didn't missed anything. 

 

The problem of watching the TV series first is the spoiler. I tried to forget the end bits to enjoy the progression of the book more. 

 

The story itself didn't have enough interactive actions that I like in detective story. But this is just preference. The story itself is doing fine. I would have to find out if this is a suicide or if someone has harmed this young woman. 

 

The middle bit is a bit of running around with glues. If only Strike revealed some of the clues to Robin, then it would get even better. 

 

The ending is fine. 

 

4.5 stars read.