Afghanistan veteran, amputee and Red Cap turned Private Detective, Cormoran Strike is asked to investigate the apparent suicide of a young model, the adopted daughter of Sir Alec and Lady Bristow, by her (also adopted) brother John, whose elder brother Charlie (also adopted) had been Cormoran’s best friend until 10 year old Charlie’s accidental death in 1983.
Cormoran’s family set up is just as complicated – which contrasts with that of his new temp secretary, down to earth Yorkshire lass, Robin.
Good characters + plenty of twists and turns = an enjoyable read. And so it’s not that surprising that it’s going to be turned into a TV series.
Author’s webpage: The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith