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First book I read in 2016 and I have to admit that we are starting well this year!
The book "Career of Evil", to be published in Brazil in April with the name "Vocação para o mal," is the third book of the Cormoran Strike series, which is signed by Robert Galbraith, JK Rowling pseudonym, famous author by Harry Potter series and the book The Casual Vacancy.
The first book in the series is "The Cuckoo's Calling" and the second is "The silkworm" (Silkworm) - I have a post that i comment Silworm and if you want to read click here.
For those who are unaware of the series, the stories take place in London and is to focus in the private investigator and the cases that the local police can not solve.
In fact, Cormoran Strike is an "anti hero", since he lost his leg while working at the police and his business is about to bankruptcy. Everything changes when Robin Elacott is sent, by mistake, to work in his office and and helps him to solve the cases.
The mysteries are ALWAYS violent, using "bad language" and have some background discussions of controversial issues. I love this combination because it gives the sensation of reality - the story is fictitious but could quietly be real!
About the story: the narrative begins with an unexpected delivery to private detective Cormoran Strike office. A package containing a severed leg was forwarded to Robin. There sender and the delivery man was wearing a helmet.
Not only that the scare, several questions bubble "who" and "why" someone have sent a severed leg to Robin.
The police are investigating, newspapers are on top of the office, customers begin to fade suspicious of the situation disclosed and professional relationship between Cormoran and Robin is being tested. The personal lives of the characters this one caus.
To find out how the story ends just reading the book ^^ hehe
What's better: The narrative of this book has changed from previous books - and I think it was for the best. In fact, I think this was the best book in the series and, considering I really enjoyed all the books, this kind of statement means a lot.
The reason to consider it the best of them is related to the increased focus that is given to personal matters about Cormoran as Robin. There is much talk about what they lived in the past - because the case that they investigate in the book involves both of them- and also about the problems they are living nowadays.
I think that change approach the reader since we know about the feelings and thoughts of the characters in the various adverse circumstances that take place throughout history. This involved me a lot more in the story 'cause, was not only for justice (seeking to punish the offender) but there was also the will of the characters solve their problems and be happy - here the reader feel as if were friend of the characters xD
The mistery case: it was very interesting the development of the case and I admit that I was repeatedly questioned about what would be the outcome and how to get out of the alleys that research ends up stagnating. The frustration of the characters turned my frustration hahahhaha
It was a amazing job making that situation in the book. All the information was provided to make IMPOSSIBLE identify the killer - all the tracks let you feel confused.
What I did not liked: Mystery solution was VERY a la "mysteries Scooby Doo" - in which Velma sprang from nothing to the resolution of the case. I felt i little bit fustrated because i only understood what happened when i returned to previous pages and read it all again.
Since i dont want to spoiler, I will not develop it but I can not help but make the criticism that could have been a better way to make the reader know how Cormoran did to get in case solved. The way it was, everything got a little loose. I cannot conect his discovered to anything that happened in that moment of the story.
Well, that's it.
If you have not read the previous books in the series but was in the mood to read this one, it's possible since the cases are independent. Although, to a full comprehension of the story i recommend that you read the book in publish order.
To concluded this post, I strongly RECOMMENDED that book and Cormoran Strike series for those who love a murder mystery! (i little bloody, hein xD)
Thats all folks!