Published by Mulholland on October 20 2015
Genres: crime, mystery, thriller
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I feel the need to tell you first off, that I have not been this excited about a series in a long time. Now that I think about it, I can’t think of a series I have been excited about EVER.
That being said, please allow me to wave my arms around like a fangirl for a bit.
Now, that I have that out of my system.
The story picks up a few months after the last, and Cormoran and Robin are riding the wave of publicity after their high profile cases. Things seems to be looking up and that is when a crazed man starts sending body parts to Robin. First up, a woman’s right leg.
So yes, this one is pretty gruesome. But with the stuff that happened in the last Strike novel, that should be expected.
This novel lacked the dramatic reveal of the killer like the pervious novels, but what I lacked in that aspect it made up for in the creep factor. There is also the benefit of going a bit deeper in the past of Strike and Robin; along with the will-they-or-won’t-they tension that runs throughout.
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.