author: Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)
plot: Afghanistan veteran Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by
as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors
are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and
is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his
door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula
Landry famously fell to her death a
few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to
believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire
beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers...
what I liked: I´m new to the genre of detective novels so didn´t know what to expect. To my own surprise I was drawn into the story immediately - no blood, descriptions of violence or grime, "just" an extremely gilded and well written investigation.
what I didn´t like: As much as this surprises myself - nothing!
verdict: An interesting story, authentic characters, and a plotline that had me guessing all the time (well, I´m simply not trained in that field...yet). London was evoked on every page, I could already imagine the film version in my head - brilliant. Looking forward to the next novel featuring hairy Cormoran Strike!