Career of Evil is the third book by Robert Galbraith (pen name for J. K. Rowling) about PI Cormoran Strike.
In this book, a killer is making it personal by sending body parts addressed to Robin. Robin continues to play more of a major role in the investigation and Cormoran even refers to her as a “partner.” I loved that we continue to find more about Robin because she is such an interesting character. We find out about why she quit school just shy of graduation. There’s also more insight about her relationship with her fiance, although, I still find it difficult to accept that she’s with such a pompous lout. The more that’s revealed about Matthew, the more of a jerk he appears to be and I’m left wondering why on Earth she would want to marry him.
Besides Cormoran and Robin, the other characters in the book aren’t very well developed. There’s a friend of Cormoran’s who only helps out when they can pay him and the usual incompetent police figures.
There’s more development of the sexual tension/attraction between Cormoran and Robin, but it’s still sort of innocent, with neither admitting or allowing themselves to really think about a relationship together (other than their existing professional one).
The book ended on a frustrating note for me. I was thinking, “Noooooooo!” at the very end.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, but I found that the weepy/mopey bits tended to drag. Still a fan of the Cormoran Strike series!