While J.K. Rowling would have liked to keep the secret to herself for a bit longer, we’re thrilled that the truth behind the authorship of her latest mystery novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, has been revealed!
The book protected J.K.’s identity, as written under the alias Robert Galbraith — the truth only disclosed to those involved in the publication process and her lawyers. And yet, it has since been revealed that the author’s law firm Russells was responsible for the leak.
Though the Sunday Times reported the news, it seems Russells partner Chris Gossage opened up to his wife’s best friend, Judith Callegari — the woman who wrote the tweet outing the book’s true author.
Russells “[apologized] unreservedly” and released a statement confirming its part in the leak: