Striking

13 12 2015

The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

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Have just finished the third, and probably the best, in the series:

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.

All three are pretty good examples of the crime thriller genre and Galbraith (really J K Rowling) really does have fun with the format. Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are both great characters and each of the three books is clever, sharp and really well-paced.

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