I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Series: Cormoran Strike #3
Narrator: Robert Glenister
Published by Hachette Audio on October 20, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 17 hours, 49 minutes
Audio | Goodreads
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...
When Robin Ellacott receives a severed leg, delivered to the office, that one act sets so many things in motion, including a look back into Cormoran Strike’s and her past. The investigation uncovers a threat to not only Robin but Strike’s livelihood.
While there seemed to be some repetition in the story, it was also blended with moments of brilliance as seemingly mundane aspects led to some interesting revelations. And, it all comes together in the end. We learn quite a bit more about Strike’s past and his days as an investigator with the SIB. Robin develops quite a few more layers as she prepares for her wedding in the midst of an investigation that affects her and her deteriorating relationship with her fiancé. There are only a few suspects but all are wily and despicable. In the end, even though I identified the right one, the associated twist caught me flat footed.
I’m enjoying the narration immensely as Glenister is a master at applying the dialects appropriate for the regions presented, his character distinctions are definitive and his performance is lively.
I really enjoyed this story, even though I rated it lower than the last book. The characterizations are so lush and the writing so superior to most in this genre. The underlying tension comes from what you think may happen and is prevalent throughout the entire story. The ending, while perplexing, is outstanding. I can hardly wait for the next book!
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