Robert Galbraith – A Cuckoo’s Calling

Oh my Gilly Gosh! I’ve just finished this piece of gold and I’m still in shock!!! She’s done it again, I tell you this woman (JK Rowling) is sensational!

This book was so exciting and so incredibly cleverly written, I honestly had no idea who the killer was until she revealed it at the very end (and even then I couldn’t believe it). All the intricate details were so brilliantly thought out and revealed at the perfect time.

A Cuckoo’s Calling is a mystery crime book about Detective Strike on his investigation into the suspected murder of well-known model Lula Landry. He investigates with the help of his secretary, Robin, and together they proceed through the events prior and post Lula’s death and the people involved in her life. Whilst this is happening, however, Galbraith reveals Strike’s own personal struggles and Robin’s thoughts and life, which all help in uncovering the truth behind this suspicious ‘suicide’.

Now I loved the Harry Potter series (come on, who doesn’t?) but this book, even being nothing to do with the Potter stories, was right up my street at the moment. I’m really loving the tense and exciting crime books at the moment and this book had me taking any chance I got to open it up and keep reading! (not only for long awaited sleep and comfort).

Girl on a Train – Paula Hawkins

Another amazing crime story about a girl who goes missing and Rachel (the girl on the train) looking for clues to piece together to find out what happened that night! I admit there were some parts of this book that were a bit dark and I was scared occasionally, but that’s all part of the fun isn’t it!

The book is written in chapters, each being a diary entry from different female characters in the book. It’s written tremendously well, each chapter giving details to make you think one thing whilst all the details equally tallying up with another scenario. Also at the end of each chapter something really exciting was revealed meaning you literally couldn’t just stop reading, you had to go on!

Amazing book, and I’m gutted I’ve finished it! I would most certainly recommend both of these – these are probably some of the best books I’ve ever read. I know in my last book review post I loved those books too (which I do still), but I feel they were more teenage-focused and I think these two books are so much  better in terms of adult reading and I felt they were a lot more gripping for me!!

I can safely say the next Robert Galbraith is most definitely on my Christmas List and I can’t actually wait!!!!

Has anyone else read them? What did you think?


  1. Filippa Bernhardsson
    November 12, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    I haven't read any of these books, but they both sound very interesting! Especially the J.K. Rowling one, would love to read another book of hers apart from the HP ones 🙂 Thanks for the tips!Filippa ⎮

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 13, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      I would absolutely recommend them, I couldn't put them down, they were brilliant! So exciting! She is a genius, that woman!!

  2. ►Nadush
    November 13, 2015 / 8:52 pm

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    • Josie Brownlee
      November 14, 2015 / 9:10 am

      Thanks very much Nadush!

  3. Jasmin Charlotte
    November 14, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    I've read both of the Robert Galbraith books and love both of them! They are so interesting, I hope she does some more! x Jasmin Charlotte

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 15, 2015 / 9:36 am

      I'm so excited to read the next one! Me too!

  4. Sybil
    November 15, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    i really heard girl on the train is good! 😀 Have a great weekend!Animated Confessions

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 15, 2015 / 9:17 pm

      It really is good! I know I've only heard good things, and can definitely agree! Thanks, you too!

  5. Ashleigh -
    November 17, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    I'm looking for a new book to read so am going to check these out on Amazon!Ashleigh

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 17, 2015 / 3:47 pm

      Definitely do if you need a new book! I loved them both and wish I could read them again!

  6. Bethany Alice Marie
    November 22, 2015 / 12:45 am

    *dashes to get nutella & crumpits* That one picture really made my mouth water lol!Bethany

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 22, 2015 / 5:22 pm

      Haha, this comment made me chuckle! Thanks Bethany, they really are a great combo! Add some banana on the top and you're in heaven!

  7. Adaleta
    November 22, 2015 / 3:09 am

    I read girl on a train earlier this year, and while it didn't have the happy end I prefer (happy endings make you feel warm and fuzzy inside) I still enjoyed reading everything as it progressed. I had no idea the husband (ex-husband) was the issue! xx,

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 22, 2015 / 5:25 pm

      Yes I do agree, I finished it and it did leave me a bit shaken and tense as oppose to happy and comfortable, but even making me feel like this makes it one hell of a book!! I do love a good twist ending!

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