Friday, January 8, 2016

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Title: Career of Evil

Author: Robert Galbraith

Published: Sphere, 2015

Pages: 494

Series: Book 3, Cormoran Strike

Summary: 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…  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: The first two books in this series have been really amazing and this one was no exception.  I really loved reading Career of Evil, it was such a good addition to the series.

I always find that it takes me a little longer to read these books than most other books just because there are so many tiny little details throughout the book that you need to pay attention to.  The story does progress slower than a lot of other books but I enjoy the pacing in these books because there's just enough reveals to keep me reading on.

There were a couple of things that Strike and Robin did that annoyed me a little in places.  There were a couple of times where I just wanted to grab Robin and tell her that I really didn't like what she was doing.  That being said, it will be interesting to see what happens in the next book.

I was kept guessing all the way up until the reveal at the end and I was pretty blown away.  I feel like Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling) does a really good job at hiding clues and so I'm always surprised by the way things end.

Overall, I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a good mystery and really if you haven't started it yet you really should remedy that.  I think the biggest issue I have with these books is that as soon as I finish the book, I feel like I need the next book straight away, so hopefully Book four isn't too far away.

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