When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran – wounded both physically and psychologically – and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model’s complex world, the darker things get – and the closer he gets to terrible danger… The Cuckoo’s Calling is steeped in the atmosphere of London – from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End and the bustle of Soho.
The first book in the Cormoran Strike series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was published in April 2013 by Sphere/Little, Brown Book Group. It was an international number one bestseller, attracting praise from critics and crime fans alike. Author royalties are donated to The Soldier’s Charity.