Atunci cand un topmodel celebru isi gaseste moartea cazand de la un balcon acoperit de zapada din Mayfair, se presupune ca fata labila emotional s-a sinucis. Cu toate astea, fratele ei refuza sa creada concluzia politiei si ii cere detectivului particular Cormoran Strike sa se ocupe de caz. Strike este un veteran de razboi - cu traume atat fizice, cat si psihice -, a carui viata e un dezastru. Desi ii ofera o siguranta financiara, ancheta are pretul ei: cu cat Strike patrunde mai adanc in lumea complexa a tinerei fete, cu atat lucrurile devin mai sumbre si pericolele nu intarzie sa apara. Captivant, cu o scriitura eleganta, impregnat de atmosfera londoneza - de la strazile tacute din Mayfair si puburile dosnice din East End, la agitatia din Soho -, Chemarea cucului este o carte remarcabila.
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See Featured Authors Answering Questions. To ask other readers questions about Chemarea cucului , please sign up. Answered Questions Still confused. Why did she even use a pseudonym? Jennifer Maloney I think it was because she wanted to see if she could be a mystery writer because she's good at it, rather than because she's the writer of the best-s …more I think it was because she wanted to see if she could be a mystery writer because she's good at it, rather than because she's the writer of the best-selling series of all time.
Same reason Stephen King has an alias. Something about the fame makes people wonder if audiences actually like their work or are just buying it because of who they are. I thought there was a love interest of Strike's mentioned before Charlotte. Does anyone else recall that? If so, who is she and where is she mentioned?
My book club doesn't believe me. Anna Mmm that's not quite right; Strike meets Charlotte when he is 19 and at college. The reference to Tracey is from a photo at Lucy's 30th birthday when …more Mmm that's not quite right; Strike meets Charlotte when he is 19 and at college.
The reference to Tracey is from a photo at Lucy's 30th birthday when Tracey was 'a fellow SIB officer', and 'he had been in possession of two legs'. Lucy had hoped her brother would marry Tracey, but Tracey had married a mutual friend and had a daughter. Ch9 p It sounds like they were dating in one of the many off moments with Charlotte. Ch2 p kindle edition less. I seem to have missed the reason for the title. Anyone get it? The cuckoo hatchling becomes a "brood parasite"; it usually hatches before other eggs and the cuckoo chick quickly outgrows its nest "siblings".
It outfights them for the adopted parent bird's attention and food and will push its adopted siblings out of the nest to die. Eventually it has the sole attention of the parent bird, who devotes all their focus and energy in nurturing it.
It always disturbed me when I was a child and came across a photo in my library encyclopaedia of this darkly feathered, large ugly hatchling, with its yellow beak wide open, being fed by a parent bird smaller than itself. In the meantime it was pushing its much smaller and featherless sibling halfway out of the crowded nest.
That disturbing image is still imprinted in my memory. Essentially, John is the ugly parasitic cuckoo, vying for the attention and love of his adopted parents and pushing his rival siblings out of the nest to die. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [If you are going to read this book, I warn you, this is spoiler. But I need to ask this question as I don't know an answer and it's bugging me. Why did Bristow hired Cormoran? And then was helping him with investigation, asking all the witnesses to talk to Strike So if the …more I think Strike mentions John wanted investigation to blame Lula's biological brother for murder as he is seen running away on CCTV footage.
So if the will in which Lula left everything to her biological brother would ever be found he would not get it as he would be in jail.
John knew about the will written on blue paper but could not find it, he was probably worried it could appear somewhere it was stuck in Lula's bag in their mother's closet and Strike found it. Boring Book? JV Thank goodness that I found people who share my view on this book. It was much too long and unnecessarily so. She can learn from Elmore Leonard's styl …more Thank goodness that I found people who share my view on this book.
She can learn from Elmore Leonard's style when it come to crime writing. And, I do believe that had she not eventually revealed her true identity that it would not have received the accolades that it did. Load 5 more questions. Unanswered Questions Very surprising and unexpected ending. I do not read mysteries a lot but I did not see that coming. It was a very interesting and brilliantly crafted solution.
Why do you think Strike is so passionate about investigation and being a detective? Was The Cuckoo's Calling really about male violence? What's a good place to skip to in this book? I'm kind of bored and not even half way done with it.
I want to skip somewhere but still retain an idea of what's going on so I can understand the ending. Any ideas? Ask and answer questions about books! Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.