book reviews by Althea

Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) ****

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Career of Evil
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The third Cormoran Strike mystery moves into serial killer territory – and brings the danger closer to ‘home.’ Cormoran’s assistant Robin receives an anonymous package at the office containing a woman’s severed leg, accompanied by a Blue Oyster Cult lyric that has particular significance to Cormoran.

Now, most people don’t know anyone that they’d think might be killing people and sending their body parts around in courier packages – but off the top of his head, Cormoran can think of no fewer than four men who might have both the inclination to commit horrific acts of violence, and who might hold a grudge against him.

Of course, body parts exceed the purview of a private investigator, and the police are immediately called in to the matter. Unfortunately, due to their strained relationship with the detective, they’re reluctant to follow up on Cormoran’s leads. It may fall to his skills to protect both Robin and himself from the killer’s threat.

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