The Cuckoo’s Calling

This book drew my attention because Yes this is JK Rowling and I loved the Harry Potter Series! But mostly because my husband loves ‘who dunnits’ and my eye was caught by the ‘competition to win it’

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Robert Galbraith’s debut novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, was released on April 30 this year, to little fanfare. It was, however, received well by critics, many of whom commented on what a brilliant effort it was for a first novel from an unknown author. But despite great critical reviews, the book didn’t fly off the shelves and was likely to have only been picked up by dedicated readers of the crime genre. But then the news slipped that the book wasn’t written by Robert Galbraith at all. It was a pseudonym. When the world found out that book was in actual fact written by J.K. Rowling, it quickly sold out and was reprinted within weeks. The obvious question was asked, “did she leak the secret herself?” Regardless of whether she did or not, the fact that the book was praised before people even knew it was her work, speaks volumes…

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