Troubled Blood - Robert Galbraith

Troubled Blood

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 140 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 . . .


  • Thoroughly Disappointed

    By LuStritch
    I 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!

    By Elllejoon
    Always 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 Blood

    By Halsterx
    4/5 stars Good dialogue. Felt very real. Good character building continues. Hal R
  • Troubled Blood

    By WVhoop
    Great book,great characters, great plot! Loved it
  • Troubled Blood

    By Memetic
    This 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 Blood

    By Artymusician
    Just 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!

    By gourmeticedcoffee
    I 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!

    By petebrit
    Suspenseful and well-written.
  • Incredible!!

    By Annie hammer
    Once again, masterfully written! She continues to amaze me. I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end. More please!!
  • Excellent, Page Turner

    By KingBZlatan
    I don’t think it’s honest to rate a book simply because of the personal views of the author. This reviews don’t deserve a line of space. This is my favorite of all the Strike books, hands down. I couldn’t put it down. I thought there was some excellent character development and just when I thought I knew who did it, I was proven wrong. Galbraith has such a way of creating realistic and relatable characters. Many great lessons as well in the story. Excited for the next one!