Cormoran Strike is back, with his assistant Robin Ellacott, in a mystery based around soldiers returning from war.
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 series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A mystery and also a story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.
A new Cormoran Strike novel? Yes, color me excited!
Yes, it took me a long time to read this one, but it was only because I can’t not read Cormoran Strike in one sitting and I haven’t had the time to do that until yesterday. And, I’m so glad I waited till I could do it in one sitting, because otherwise the suspense would have eaten me alive.
The story starts with Robin receiving a severed leg in the mail addressed to Cormoran. From there, they go on a wild goose chase to find the killer, chasing three suspects who weren’t on the priority list of the police task force.
As far as plots go, this is one engaging and enticing baby. There are so many plot twists, turns and sub plots that you can not keep the book down without knowing. You most certainly can not.
And, it is not just a good story in terms of the suspense, but also has an engaging personal angle. The dynamics of Robin’s relationship with Strike and Matthew, both, change drastically and are a complete roller coaster ride.
All in all, the story is absolutely amazing. I love all the twists. The character development in this one is absolutely freakin’ shit amazing. The way that Robin and Strike’s past comes into play gives us so much more insight into them as people. And as we understand them on a more personal level, the level of connect and understanding that builds for these two characters is amazing.
I’m much too amateur to be making comments about the writing of someone as skilled and amazing as this one author who I worship, but I’ve tried.
Now, to look forward to the next adventure with Strike and Robin!