Career of Evil, the third installment of Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike saga, must be the most terrifying installment yet. At least in my opinion.
Robin, Cormoran's assistant, and co-investigator in Mr Galbraith's previous mysteries, has just received a severed leg in the mail from an unknown psychopath. Who it belongs to is a mystery just as puzzling as the identity of the perpetrator who sent it.
But one thing's for sure. Whoever singled Robin out has a desire for revenge that cannot be sated, until they come face-to-face with their biggest enemy...Cormoran Strike.
In Career of Evil, Mr Galbraith places you in the killer's POV many times, to give you an insight into just how mentally unstable this character truly is. He does a very good job of it too.
I have read many disturbing plots. I've read about many murders, mutilations, and violent acts. Although those are twisted and hard to get through in their own way, Career of Evil has truly reached a new level of the shock factor. This book and the killer's acts were so disturbing, I have to applaud the author for giving such a realistic insight into this gruesome mystery.
Please don't get me wrong, this book is not horrible. It's quite the opposite. It's brilliant. Disgustingly, disturbingly brilliant. Career of Evil makes you want to catch the villain almost as much as Cormoran and Robin do. Career of Evil makes you feel. It's fast-paced, terrifying, horrific, and oh-so wonderful.
This book has made me fall in love with this series even more. It has made me long for more of Cormoran and Robin's story. It has proven the brilliance that Robert Galbraith is capable of writing in the future.