Good afternoon everyone! I apologize for not posting as much over the last couple weeks, it’s been a stressful couple of weeks. All is looking up now and I will explain what happened in my chatty post this weekend. Rest assured, everything is alright and things are going well now!
Today I am going to be doing a quick review post for my latest read Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith. This is the third installment in the Cormoran Strike series.
As always you can get a full description of the novel HERE.
I want to say – I did enjoy this book. It is a decent third installment in her series of Cormoran Strike novels and I don’t have many major complaints about the book. My main issue with this particular book is that something was off in the style of the writing. There was something that didn’t seem to mesh as well or didn’t seem to click as in the first two books. I noticed it within the first few chapters and it didn’t really sit well with me for the rest of the book.
The other issue I have with this particular book is that it is very very character driven. Normally that is not a major issue for me as I like that in most books, however in this case it just didn’t seem to jive. Robin seemed to get more insecure and flighty, while Cormoran just tried to work around her nonsense. At various times of the story, I just wanted to slap either one of them or both in some cases.
Putting both of those issues aside, I did enjoy this book. I love that J.K. (Robert Galbraith is a psuedonym) is really letting herself “go dark” and explore the really dark nature of individuals and isn’t shying away from these types of topics. The cases that are introduced in all three novels have been truly dark in nature and she really goes all in to them as an author. I love it!
Overall, this was a good read. I still read through it fast and I did enjoy it. I’m looking forward to see how the next book really plays out as this installment left on a bit of a cliffhanger.