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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...
A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, Career of Evil is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. You will not be able to put this book down.
*** The latest book in the thrilling Strike series, TROUBLED BLOOD, is out now! ***
PRAISE FOR THE STRIKE SERIES:
'One of the most unique and compelling detectives I've come across in years' MARK BILLINGHAM
'The work of a master storyteller' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Unputdownable. . . Irresistible' SUNDAY TIMES
'Will keep you up all night' OBSERVER
'A thoroughly enjoyable classic' PETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With her third Cormoran Strike novel, J.K. Rowling (writing as Robert Galbraith) ups the ante. Career of Evil is darker and scarier than the previous instalments, but just as entertaining. A deranged killer is out to seek revenge on Strike, putting his loyal assistant, Robin, in grave danger. We raced through this gritty thriller, frightened by Galbraith’s clever twists and turns and charmed by her unlikely duo of crime-fighting investigators. Even newcomers to the series will be riveted by Cormoran Strike’s salacious backstory, which plays a major role in this tale.
More thriller than whodunit, J.K. Rowling's captivating third novel written under her Galbraith pseudonym (after 2014's The Silkworm) further deepens her lead characters, Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott. Strike, who lost a leg during his military service in Afghanistan, was struggling in his career as a London-based PI until, serendipitously, Robin was assigned to him as a temp. The emotional intelligence she brought with her helped him solve some high-profile cases and turn him into a celebrity. But now their partnership faces two serious threats: Robin's fianc suspects she wants a romantic relationship with her boss, and a serial killer has targeted her as his next victim. The murderer, who has a deep hatred for Strike, begins a campaign of terror by delivering a parcel to Robin at the office, which she assumes contains supplies for her upcoming wedding. Instead, to her horror, she finds a severed human leg inside. Maintaining a high level of suspense throughout, Rowling transforms Robin into a professional equal of Strike's and sets the stage for further complexities in their relationship in the next book.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Keep writing Strike novels Galbraith and I’ll keep throwing my money at you!
Thought provoking and thrilling from start to finish. Rowling continues to up the ante in the Strike series with a menacing killer who has even Strike and Robin climbing up trees for a while. The unlikely duo however continue to grip me with their quirky relationship and often opposing, but equally incredible approaches to detective work. I can’t wait to see what trouble they become embroiled in next.
The best in this series so far
This book is a page turner. You cannot stop reading it. The plot and the characters are superbly written.
A wonderful book
How do you do it JK Rowling, I was glued to the pages and had terrible difficulty doing everyday things as I wanted to get back to reading this book.
Yes sometimes it was grisly and brutal but all in context, loved it