Ever since I registered for the 30 day free trial of Kindle Unlimited, I am on a reading spree. I can almost star in the advertisement ‘We are the readers‘ 😛 with me and my new Kindle paperwhite! But before going there, let me tell you about the latest adventure of our recent favorite detective Mr Cormoron Strike. ‘The Career or Evil‘, part 3 of the Strike Series by Robert Galbraith.
Finally, in this series, we get a lot of back story of our favorite assistant Ms Robin. And she plays a very active role in this book. Don’t worry, no spoiler alerts here. I am gonna try and keep it as clean as possible. Their on and off chemistry gets a little frustrating in between…its like, they aren’t sure whether to go ahead with their liking for each other or not. They get close and they go apart…It happens quite a lot in this than the other two books. And I did feel that this felt a bit longer than the other two. Well, with those two main complaints out of my way, let me go with the nice ones.
We get a glimpse of the world that was once a part of Cormoron. His past, his pain, and well, his enemies too. He is no big hero, getting into fist fights and jumping over the roofs and all. He is normal in lot of ways, screwing up stuff, missing deadlines, missing the clues lying right before his eyes, not giving enough credit to our Ms Robin. That makes him more real. More likable. The ending was a cliff hanger and a little bit too dramatic but at least we are left with ‘WTH just happened’ kind of feeling 🙂 , which is good by the way.
There are one too many villains in this story when compared to the other ones. But it was very interesting in a lot of ways. It gets more personal , just like our latest James Bond movie, hitting it close to home, almost running Strike to the ground.
It was a good and interesting read and I rated it 4/5 in Goodreads.