December 7, 2013 2:17 PM Subscribe
My girlfriend just read and deeply enjoyed The Cuckoo's Calling
by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling). She is not a regular reader of detective fiction. Can you recommend other books she might like?
posted by raisindebt to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Re: The Cuckoo's Calling: she liked the driving plottiness of the book but also the complexity and specificity of the characterization and the level of detail in the prose style. She's open to other detective novels that have a similar feel to this ones as well as novels in other genres.
Some other books she's enjoyed recently:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Husband's Secret by Lianne Moriarty
The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones
I'm So Happy For You by Lucinda Rosenfeld
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver