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Part of me wants to compare it to Austen but I'm cautious of doing jk rowling cuckoos calling because of jk rowling cuckoos calling amount of people usually including myself who might read that as a compliment.

Rowling's formal style doesn't work, for me, when using it in an adult mystery and pairing it with profanity and grisly murders. It feels out of place and weighs down each page with tedious descriptions that use too many awkward similes, metaphors and adjectives.

And I particularly didn't like the unsophisticated use of big words. It's like when inexperienced indie authors go crazy with thesaurus. The characters in this book never check the time or look at their watches, they "consult" their watches.

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Think I'm being picky? Try reading whole pages where every sentence replaces the obvious words with complex ones and see how far you get without your brain starting to scream.

And it felt like every single noun had at least one adjective before it. Not only that, but Rowling repeats similar adjectives when referring to the objects again. In one sentence, we are told she climbed the "steel stairs" and in the jk rowling cuckoos calling she's continuing up the "metal stairs".

She works as a secretary for Tony Landry and Cyprian May in their legal practice.


Tony Landry is Lula and John's maternal uncle. He disapproved of Lula's lifestyle, and raised objections to Lula's adoption in the first instance.

He has a difficult relationship with his sister. Lady Yvette Bristow is Lula and John's adopted mother. She is terminally ill during the events of the novel, and her relations with Lula were strained.

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Sir Alec Bristow is Lady Bristow's late husband. He founded his own electronics company, Albris.


Sir Alec was sterile and could not have children of his own. He and Lady Bristow adopted three children: John, Charlie, and Lula Bristow.

Lula was adopted when she was four years old, shortly after Charlie's death.

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Sir Alec died suddenly from a heart attack. Cyprian May is a senior partner at the law firm where John Bristow works. Lula's social circle[ edit jk rowling cuckoos calling Evan Duffield is Lula's on-off boyfriend, an actor with documented drug problems.

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