I'm going to openly admit that the only reason this book landed on my 'To Read' list was because I found out that J.K. Rowling was the author behind the pen name. Of course, I'm not saying that this book would have never landed on my 'To Read' list at all. The words 'private investigator' and 'murder mystery' typically find their way to me one way or another and I'll find myself contemplating the book eventually.
It just happened to help propel things that I love the way J.K. Rowling writes.
As far as The Cuckoo's Calling is concerned, I'm finding it quite enjoyable so far. The introduction of the suicide, the characters, and the possible murder mystery are paced smoothly. The writing is great, though I feel like I'm seeing a distinct difference from the way Harry Potter was written -- which would be a given considering the fact that Ms. Rowling is going for a different genre and target audience altogether anyway.
To be honest, had I not known that Robert Galbraith is J.K. Rowling, I probably wouldn't have made the connection. Then again, it's not like I'm some sort of literary book genius either; I don't always pick up specific writing style habits from favorite authors.
Nonetheless, after a long wait to check this book out from the library, I finally got it and will see how the rest of the story fairs. I'm sure I'll enjoy it since it's got a lot of my favorite elements at play. Just as well, it seems fast-paced and to the point, though the crime/murder mystery aspect and the characters don't seem all too unique.
Here's hoping for a great experience from one of my favorite authors in an entirely different genre!