I was obsessed with the Harry Potter series.
Yes, I was an adult when the first book was published, but I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Needless to say, my kids were listening to the audiobooks on long car rides before they were out of preschool.
For this review, I read “Career of Evil” by Robert Galbraith. It is the third book in the Cormoran Strike series. Writing under a pseudonym, J.K. Rowling has applied her vivid storytelling and skilled character development to a distinctly different audience and subject matter.
“Career of Evil” continues the adventures of a talented, if awkward, private detective, Cormoran Strike, and his ambitious assistant. After Robin, the assistant, receives a suspicious (creepy) package, a new mystery unfolds. Dangerous twists and turns in both the professional and private lives of these two main characters make this book a page turner.
The dialog sounds very realistic. Characters and locations are described in a way that makes it possible to create an image in your mind as you read.
Like the other two books in this series, “Career of Evil” sets up a mystery and follows key characters from start to finish. You learn more about the back story for Cormoran and Robin as the series progresses.
I recommend the entire series — which I hope includes several more books. Each book stands alone very capably if you choose to jump in without reading them all in order.
Dawn Warrick is the city of Tulsa’s Planning Director. Her favorite book is “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. Interested in reviewing a book for The Frontier? Send an email with contact information to Kevin@readfrontier.com