Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith Review

careerTitle: Career of Evil

Author: Robert Galbraith

Publisher:  Mulholland Books & Hachette Audio

Format: eBook & Audiobook

Publication Date: October 20, 2015

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars 

Source: Library

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.

reviewI was hoping to wait on reading Career of Evil, mostly because I wanted to savor this book until the next one was out. I absolutely love this series, and I so enjoy trying to figure out the mystery. This book is definitely the best of all them so far, and I loved every minute of it. I also highly recommend the audiobook voiced by Robert Glenister. I’ve listened to a couple of books now, and his readings are by far the best. His voice characterizations leave the characters feeling completely separate, but he lends an air of authenticity that allows the conversations and interactions to sound real.

This book finally started to open up the mysteries of both Strike and Robin. We learned things about them both, that were hinted at in other books and it was refreshing after 2 other books to really feel like I was starting to know these characters. I admit that I adore both characters, and while this book is certainly not a humorous book there were times I was chuckling while listening to their interactions. When it came to the mystery in the book there were 3 main people it could have been, and while I did figure out who the murderer was at about 60% through the book, there was a twist and caveat that I didn’t see. I love that these books keep surprising me and keeping me on my toes. They require me to really think about the mystery and the characters. Even when I’m not reading/listening to them I’m thinking about the story. Even now that I’ve finished Career of Evil, I’m still thinking about it, and wondering what I missed. Galbraith aka Rowling, does a fantastic job, and I can’t wait for the 4th book. There was a slight cliffhanger, I guess? That leaves me wanting to know what happens to Robin now. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars for being absolutely fantastic.


**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**


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“Strike knew how deeply ingrained was the belief that the evil conceal their dangerous predilections for violence and domination. When they wear them like bangles for all to see, the gullible populace laughs, calls it a pose, or finds it strangely attractive.”
Robert Galbraith, Career of Evil