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Viewers heap praise on Strike as first book adaptation concludes

The adaptation of the next book will begin next week.

Viewers have praised Strike as “perfect Sunday night telly” as the adaptation of the first book in the series drew to a close.

The last instalment in the three-part series, starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, saw Lula’s killer finally exposed.

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Holliday Grainger with co-star Tom Burke (BBC/Bronte Films/Steffan Hill)

One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Always tricky to get dramatisations of books ‘right’. But I really enjoyed #StrikeTheCuckoosCalling – characters, plot and atmos was spot on.”

Another said: “Have really enjoyed #StrikeTheCuckoosCalling perfect Sunday night telly.”

The final episode saw Burke’s private eye Cormoran Strike come to blows with the killer of the model, as he exposed their crimes.

Other fans said they enjoyed it even though they knew who the murderer was because they had read the books, written by JK Rowling’s alter ego Robert Galbraith.

One said: “#StrikeTheCuckoosCalling was very well done. Kept me interested even though I’d read the books and knew whodunit. Brill casting.”

The Strike series will continue with The Silkworm next Sunday on BBC One.

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