11.06.2015

just finished

This is the third installment of JK Rowling's Cormoran Strike series. It is the darkest yet, gritty and violent. I was so engrossed in the complex story that the nasty vulgarities didn't bother me, and they usually do. Cormoran and Robin Ellacott, his detecting partner, are even further developed and I want them to be my friends.

Anything I say will include spoilers--so I'll just say the ending left me with my jaw hanging open, demanding MORE!

From the publisher:
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.

1 comment:

Paula Kaye said...

This sounds like the kind of book I would like! Sigh, the list gets longer and longer! :)