Career of Evil
by Robert Galbraith
Published: October 20, 2015
Purchase: Amazon | Powell’s
“I do,” said Robin in a ringing voice, looking straight into the eyes, not of her stony-faced new husband, but of the battered and bloodied man who had just sent her flowers crashing to the floor.
The next case becomes more personal for detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott, when a package containing a woman’s severed leg is delivered to her.
I love these books! I love the relationship between Robin and Cormoran. It’s so complicated. I like that they have an awesome friendship that they won’t let become romantic, even though everyone else thinks they should be together. I like that they keep it professional. I am not a fan of her fiance Matthew, so I was thrilled for a good portion of the book and now I don’t know what to think after I have finished it. Will she continue working with Cormoran in the next book? I don’t know!
The relationship between Strike and Robin is not the only reason that keeps me reading these books. The case they are investigating kept me guessing until the end. I can see that there is no way I would have figured out who the killer would have been since Strike always figures out the killer but leaves the audience in the dark until the final reveal. I did like trying to guess who it might be throughout the book, even though I did not have all the same clues that Strike had.
I am bummed that I have to wait until the next book to find out what is happening next with these two. I also have been waiting until each book comes out in paperback to read it, but will I be able to wait even longer? I’m not sure.