2016/09/26

BOOK REVIEW:
CAREER OF EVIL BY ROBERT GALBRAITH

Title: Career of Evil
Author: Robert Galbraith (pseudonym for J. K. Rowling)
Published: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 494
Rating: 4/5

This is the third book in the Cormorran Strike series. You can read my review of the second book, The Silkworm, here.


Summary:
A package is delivered to Robin Ellacot and Cormorran Strikes office - one containing a human leg. The leg obviously meant for him, Strike has four people in mind that could've sent it, and while the police are off chasing others leads, Robin and Cormorran try to solve the case.


Review:
Ah, what a wonderful experience it was to return to this series, this book being a good and solid mystery novel.

I love the writing in this - it depicts a fascinating and more down-to-earth London than I often see elsewhere. The characters are true to form and fascinating. I especially enjoyed the development of Robin and seeing her grow over the course of this book. I also really enjoyed reading from the viewpoint of the murderer - I always love that, it brings an even more creepy vibe to it all.

I do have to admit that I have enjoyed the previous two books even more, as I felt this book was more enjoyable when it came to the characters rather than the mystery. Because of that character development, it's also a bit on the slower side.

All in all, definitely a good book if you're into getting to know the characters better, though perhaps not as fantastic if you're there solely for the murder and mystery. Personally, I can't wait for Rowling to write another one.
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