The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

I just finished reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. Although Robert Galbraith doesn’t actually exist, the author is actually J. K. Rowling who used this name, and later it came out that it was her. Anyways it’s a murder mystery novel. However, I must admit that I didn’t like it, and I’ll explain why. I enjoy reading mysteries because as a read, more and more clues are revealed to the reader and I like to guess as to what actually happened. But this isn’t how The Cuckoo’s Calling was written. As I kept reading, more and more clues were revealed to the main character “Cormoran Strike” and NOT the reader. This was super frustrating because it was obvious that as it got closer to the end of the book, the main character was closer and closer to solving the mystery. But the reader wasn’t. I didn’t find out any clues or hints barely at all until the last few pages when whole true story finally spilled out. Personally, I prefer to read mystery novels that allow me to try to figure out what’s happened. Isn’t that the point of mystery novels? Disappointment from J. K. Rowling…


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