Career of Evil

Robert Galbraith
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...Career of Evil is the third in the highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, it is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.


Reviewed: 2020-11-04
I don't even know where to start with this book.

I'm crying, but I can't figure out if that is from:
1. The ending - happy tears?
2. That (sort of) cliffhanger - rage tears?
3. Strike's brilliance - love tears?

My mouth has been gaping open for so long it might be stuck that way. Not only does J.K. Rowling have this remarkable ability to literally overturn your judgment of the suspect 17,000 times, but it is uncanny how she can twist it in a way that it can shock you even once you find out! Throughout this book I was particularly chuffed with myself, I thought I knew all along! The POV of the killer is also so, so well done and added so much to this. Best one in the series hands down. The audiobook is also exceptionally narrated.
Reviewed: 2018-02-24
Not the best book when you're going though a big life change as it has taken me two months to read this while packing, making lists, and making decisions. However, Galbraith has written another intriguing Strike and Robin book that took my attention away from my problems.

Five quick thoughts:

1. Matthew, Robin's fiancee, is kinda loathsome. In fact, I don't see how this is going to last with them.

2. More background on both Robin and Strike. Which made this book feel even darker and violent. Definitely need something a bit light-hearted in the next installment.

3. Go ahead and load Blue Oyster Cult into your favorite music player. It's the background to the book.

4. Really glad Strike's relationship goes the way it did in this book. What is up with him and the women he date?

5. Read this series in order. You'll come to love these characters and get more out of this book.
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