"He was not a man who told himself comfortable lies." ~ Career of Evil
Readers are reunited once again with private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant, Robin, in the third crime novel in the Cormoran Strike series. In Career of Evil, the duo must track down a murderer who seems to have a personal vendetta against Strike. This novel starts with the intensity immediately as we get inside the mind of a serial killer. The reader is grabbed quickly, however, be warned, similar to the others in this series, particularly The Silkworm, there is a high concentration of brutality in this story.
Robin takes on a much bigger role in this novel, both professionally and personally. And I LOVED that. While she is dealing with past demons, the relationship between Cormoran and her blossoms. Once again, and what makes this series so attractive to me, the dynamics between the two is both endearing and sexy.
"You could find beauty nearly anywhere if you stopped to look for it, but the battle to get through the days made it easy to forget that this totally cost-free luxury existed." ~ Career of Evil
This is a dark crime story that will engage the reader with it's many twists and highly interwoven string of characters. Although, some may find it difficult to keep all the backstories of the numerous characters straight in their heads. The Coromoran Strike series remains my favorite detective / crime series and Career of Evil is without a doubt my favorite in the series thus far.
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