Career of Evil. Finished audio 7-5-18, 3.5/5 stars, mystery, pub. 2015
Unabridged audio read by Robert Glenister. 17 hours
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…. from Goodreads
Let me start by saying that I love Cormoran and Robin and their relationship, which is a good thing since the book was full of the twists and turns of their working turned personal life. Cormoran is involved and Robin is planning her upcoming wedding but the tension and intimacy are there to complicate things. Will the marriage happen? You find out at the end.
The mystery was good, but since I was listening in the car I had a problem keeping the three suspects separate in my mind. They often lumped together. I thought they would differentiate themselves eventually, but some of the enjoyment was lost because of how long it took. But I did learn a lot about the creepy obsession people have for losing limbs. Not really a world I enjoyed too much.
If you like this series you’ll like this book, but I don’t think this would be a great one to read without having read at least one of the first two.
Robert Galbraith is JK Rowling for those who have forgotten 🙂