I’ve had this on my bookshelf forever. I’d heard such mixed reviews that I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it. Cormoran Strike is an amputee ex-military man, who now has a PI firm. On top of this, he is the illegitimate child of a notorious rock star. Robin is referred to Cormoran through a temp agency, to work as a secretary/assistant. They form a great team as they investigate the suicide of a supermodel, Lulu. Cormoran and Robin are both great characters and coupled with an intriguing storyline, I could not put this book down. This is not a thriller with car chases and lots of death-defying feats, this is more of an investigative mystery. The reader follows Cormoran as he interviews all the people who touched Lulu’s life and follows up on the leads that Robin digs up for him.
I really enjoyed it and suspect that lots of people who rated it poorly were expecting more thrills and action ala Harry Potter and this is really quite different. I am glad that I already own the next one and plan on reading it.