Cormoran Strike #3
2015 Hachette Audio
Narrated by Robert Glenister
Finished on August 3, 2020
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
Cormoran Strike is back, with his assistant Robin Ellacott, in a mystery based around soldiers returning from war.
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…
Career of Evil is the third in the series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. A mystery and also a story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives.
It's been over five years since I listened to The Silkworm (the second installment in this series), which I enjoyed as much as Galbraith's debut, The Cuckoo's Calling. So why did it take me so long to listen to Career of Evil? I think I tried it a year or so ago, but it didn't grab me right away, so I moved on to something else. When I started listening last month, I was quickly sucked in. Go figure.
The mystery (which is pretty gritty) held my attention and kept me guessing up to the very end of the story. I was also eager to see what lay in store with regard to Cormoran and Robin's friendship, but hope Galbraith doesn't tease this out in too many more installments.
Robert Glenister continues to do an outstanding job with the narration and I'm happy to see that he is the reader for Lethal White, which is in my queue for later this month. Galbraith ended Career of Evil with a huge cliff hanger, so I'm more than eager to get back to the series! Once I'm up to date on this series, we'll tune in to the television series (Strike), which is based on Galbraith's books.