Troubled Blood - Robert Galbraith

Troubled Blood

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,512 Ratings


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 . . .


  • The Best Yet

    By CharlesWK
    No plot spoiler here, just a comment on this being the best book yet in the Comoran Strike series. I throughly enjoyed it.
  • Needs a good editing.

    By Chamfhfjdjfjf
    Waaaaay to long. Or as snappy as the others in the series.
  • Amazing... as always

    By chelslill
    This one was a good one. I was following along until the end when JK took you the reader on an amazing turn! Literally could not stop reading !!
  • Outstanding once again!

    By Broderski
    My absolute favorite series and author! Never disappoints. And I did not see the ending coming. When do we get book 6?
  • Love Strike!

    By pagan nyx
    Excellent! This booth like the other Strike novels kept me riveted throughout!
  • Pictures of even simple things come alive!

    By Laterkater
    Her two main characters are people you would want as friends/ and the evil people that commit the crimes that they solve and people you never want to meet up with! Her in-depth descriptions of the faces of characters are so colorful- you see that person in your own mind, amazing the way she tells the stories. Can’t wait until the next book comes out!
  • One of my favorites in the Strike series

    By MelTizzy
    It’s funny to read the varying comments about this book. One person mentioned to skip this book which astonishes me...with that said, I can understand how some people may think the writing is slow and drawn out, BUT that to me is one of the aspects I loveeee most about RG’s writing style. Over the series of Strike books, RG has masterfully developed the characters, their relationship(s), as well as the locations. RG takes time to set the scene and does not rush through any aspect. I absolutely adored this book! It was long and I love that it was! Shortening this book would have taken away from the storyline. Just with all the previous Strike series, I found it extremely difficult to figure out the ending. I’m so tired of reading these 300-400 page novels that keep coming out from most other authors; you fly through the books, the language is juvenile, and storylines oftentimes too predictable. I’m currently searching for my next read and feel RG ruined other books for me because I love her writing style so very much. I cannot wait for the next Strike book to come out!!! Thank you RG for sharing your amazing talent with the world.
  • I do not suggest reading

    By Drb123drb
    This book is so long and drawn out and not good.
  • Paid by the word?

    By She She 1192
    The tale is solid. However, the infusion of astrology and tarot was over played and got in the way of the tale. Hundreds of pages should have been edited to slim this novel. It’s overweight. Wordiness and mystical meandering smothered the mystery for me. Instead of aiding and abetting quietly in the background, they overwhelmed the horrific human bottom line.
  • Could not put it down

    By Scorpion Flower
    The only con is having to wait for the next book! Cannot wait for the next one