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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

by:  Robert Galbraith
published by:  Mulholland Books
publish date:  October 20, 2015

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….


This is the 3rd book in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling).  I really liked the first book, The Cuckoo's Calling.  The second book, The Silkworm, was good as well.  I was looking forward to reading this book, I hoped it was as good as the first two.  I wasn't disappointed.  While I thought it was a bit overly long, it was a good story.

Robin, Cormoran's assistant, is delivered a severed leg.  Strike has an idea of who might have done it.  Instead of it being just one person, he actually has a list of a few suspects.  Career of Evil tells the story of Robin and Strike investigating the leads into who is delivering body parts to Robin and why.  

What I like best about these books is the relationship between Robin and Cormoran.  Robin's shaky relationship with her fiance gets even worse in this book, and it looks like Cormoran might actually make a move.  There's the whole question of will he or won't he and if he does what will happen?  It's so nerve wracking!!  

After the way this book ended I suspect there will be a #4 in this series.  I'm sure I will be reading it because I can't let the question go unanswered.  If you're a mystery fan and haven't started this series, I recommend it.  They're well written with great characters.

1 comment:

Suze Lavender said...

I can't wait to read this book. Great review!