Detective Cormoran Strike’s assistant Robin receives a special delivery – of a severed leg. And that’s the impetus for following around dangerous and seedy characters from Strike’s past.
This book is way more gory and psycho than the first two – and definitely too much so for my tastes. But it’s a beautifully written book with just enough clues to make you feel like you should have known who the culprit was all along. Personally, I liked the side stories of Robin’s fiancé and Cormoran’s superficial love life. I also liked traipsing around city and country alike, accompanying Robin in shadowy doorways and looking out for the bad guys.
Yes… I agree with you. While well plotted and written, it was a lot grislier and more seedy than I prefer. Thank you for a well written review.
I’m glad it wasn’t just me! Good thing is, there are plenty of readers out there who love this level of scariness. I’m friends with some of them!