I was cautious going into this book. I loved the Harry Potter series and was incredibly disappointed with The Casual Vacancy, so I've been putting off reading The Cuckoo's Calling for a while (hence why it seems like everyone but me has read it). I was greatly relieved. I enjoyed this book quite a lot. It started off a bit slow but once the pace picked up it was a very engaging mystery. I like the way Rowling creates characters, though her real strength is world building which she didn't get to do in this contemporary mystery. I think if she'd been able to keep under the cover of her pseudonym she would have had a nice little mystery franchise. Nothing groundbreaking and certainly no Harry Potter, but definitely something I would pick up at the airport before a long flight. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.