Thursday, November 26, 2015

3.5 Stars - Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Publisher: Sphere
Buy: AMZ

About the Book

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.

Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…

A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, Career of Evil is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. You will not be able to put this book down.


I'm giving it 3.5. A lot of readers here are calling this the best so far, and I liked revisiting the series but it took a while for me to get through. The story is darker and bloodier than the previous books, and as you're reading it you may get the impression the Cormoran/Robin dynamic is going to shift into shark-jumping territory. I won't spoil that, but will stick around for the fourth book to see how that pans out.

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