Friday 8 January 2016

♥ Career Of Evil || Review ♥

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.

Cormoran Strike is one of my favourite characters, hes not really swoon worthy or all that smooth but like Robin i have a soft spot for him - so i knew i had to read this book straight away. We start with a rather graphic description of the leg that is sent to Robin, not strike - Robin which straight away sets off alarm bells. Calling the police in they try to work out who could of done this, Strike knows of about 4 people in his past that this could be, each with their own agenda and with the police increasing pressure on strike and robin not to invesgiate and more parts turning up, time really is running out.

This book i felt was more graphic than the previous two, but as gripping. The way Galbraith (rowling) writes is phenonmal, its just perfect, i envisage everything from the coffee through to the severd leg. I felt this book was also a lot slower paced, focusing slightly more on the personal lives of Strike and Robin which isn't a bad thing, i feel the more we go along, the more we learn about the pair, what makes them work so well together.

The narrative flowed well, and i was left working it out until the end, even when strike had long since figured it all out - i wanted to shout well tell me then! I guess im not ready to be a detective just yet then. It felt like everything was better paced, more spread out - there was focus on everything that was going on. Overall - a much better read.


This is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy.

Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling (née Volant), on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Bristol. Her mother Anne was half-French and half-Scottish. Her parents first met on a train departing from King's Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964. They married on 14 March 1965. Her mother's maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran. Her mother's paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles-le-Comte during the First World War.

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