By Robert Galbraith
A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet.
Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough – who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.
Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike.
As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . . .
Excellent book!!5By gdlndI had a hard time putting it down and didn’t want it to end either. Now, I have another long wait for the next book. Love the characters and it makes me feel like I’m right there with them.
Incredible5By U S A BRAZILDialogues are amazing and the plot really sticks with you. I couldn’t put it down. Great job!!
Thoroughly Disappointed1By LuStritchI have really enjoyed the previous Cormoran Strike novels, but this one just felt so forced and really didn’t live up to what I expect from this series. I’m a very quick reader and can usually finish off these books in 1-2 days, especially during quarantine, but it’s been a week and I’ve only just gotten through it. My advice, skip this one and hope the next is better.
Excellent, as always!5By ElllejoonAlways impressed by her writing and this latest addition to the series is wonderful! It’s hard to put down, the characters are human and compelling, and you just want more. Enjoy!!👏🏼👏🏼❤️❤️❤️
Troubled Blood4By Halsterx4/5 stars Good dialogue. Felt very real. Good character building continues. Hal R
Troubled Blood5By WVhoopGreat book,great characters, great plot! Loved it
Troubled Blood5By MemeticThis is definitely the author’s best work yet. Complex, didn’t see it coming resolution. The red herrings were well planted. Aunt Joan’s dying wish left me in tears, a beautiful request. Wow!!!
Troubled Blood5By ArtymusicianJust outstanding book!!!! I did not want this book to end!! I love reading about the awesome adventures of Strike and Robin, their beautiful chemistry in love and life, their moral code, and their brilliant detection skills. Thank you to this wonderful writer for another fantastic book!!
Best Strike book yet!5By gourmeticedcoffeeI spent my childhood devouring HP books as they came out, one by one, and waiting years in between for the next. The same anxiety in waiting and adrenaline for getting a new one accompanies this detective series, and practiced readers of the authors style will undoubtedly draw parallels between the series. Sometimes I hear Dumbledore teaching Harry in the way Strike leads Robin to discoveries. The real storyline is the relationships between Strike, Robin and their friends and family. Each books twisting puzzle of murder mystery is just a side plot, though one that keeps you reading late into the night past your bedtime. No spoilers, but this one is just my favorite yet! I can never wait for more but I have no other choice!
Great read!5By petebritSuspenseful and well-written.