Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike 03) by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

Book info:

A serial killer is on the loose and he seems to hunt for Cormoran Strike’s secretary-cum-partner, Robin. Unfortunately the limping detective doesn’t know who out of three possible psychopaths from his past might be responsible. There will be walking and talking plus some personal drama.

My impressions:

Strike and Robin were just magnetic in this one, especially her. My problem? There were too few scenes featuring them both. The majority of the novel consists of a wild goose chase I wasn’t interested in at all. The murders were lurid but also somehow bland, quite an achievement I admit but of rather negative quality. The killer’s point of view? I found it not especially original or riveting, just a memoir of a sicko. If not for filling in the outlines of Robin and Strike, fleshing out the conflicts, secrets and anxieties that form their identities, most probably it would be a DNF, sad but true.

Final verdict:

Not the weakest book in the series but also one with a plot seriously lacking tension. And that wedding at the end –  it was mean, clearly added to make readers crave for more. Still meh.

Other books of this author reviewed here:

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike 01)

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike 02)

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6 Responses to Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike 03) by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

  1. Carole Rae says:

    Bummer that this was so weak compared to the others.

  2. heidenkind says:

    So she marries the bloke, then? 🙄🙄🙄🙄

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