A disturbing package leads Detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott to investigate four dangerous murder suspects in this "magnetic" British mystery (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
When Robin Ellacott opens an unexpected delivery, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.
Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but just as alarmed. He suspects that four people from his past could be responsible -- and any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.
With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike has essentially ruled out, 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 J. K. Rowling's highly acclaimed series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. 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.
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 installments, 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.
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CANNOT WAIT! I love this series and I'm counting down the days until its release!!!
Counting down the days for the release, though i know I won't be able to sleep until I finish it .👍
Career of evil, fast paced thriller
Went from cuckoos calling, to silkworm and then career of evil back to back, couldn't put them down. Great trilogy, great characters