Troubled Blood - Robert Galbraith

Troubled Blood

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,438 Ratings


In the epic fifth installment in this “compulsively readable” (People) series, Galbraith’s “irresistible hero and heroine” (USA Today) take on the decades-old cold case of a missing doctor, one which may be their grisliest 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 . . .


  • Troubled Blood

    By unimportant woman
    Hard to believe this woman can write the Gothic fantasy Harry Potter, then turn around and write a complex, many charactered mystery noir ,with a tender hearted macho hero. Good job Toots!
  • UGH!

    By BSR191
    WAY TOO LONG! Ridiculous, meaningless descriptive passages. CHARACTERS: hard to connect to the characters from 40 years in the past, only referred to secondarily in bits and pieces. ROBIN AND STRIKE: a long slog to a relationship. UGH, UGH,UGH.
  • Great Plot…

    By sjm916
    That keeps you guessing. But , boy it’s long.
  • Great fun

    By javierrojas
    The Robin and Corm suspense train Carries onward.
  • Troubled Blood is excellent but…

    By AMcJay
    There is no doubt that the author is a magnificent writer regardless of the name she is using but I suspect she has become overly enamored of her own talent and needs to prove her inordinate ability to conjure visual impact with words in almost every sentence. Strike and Robin apparently never enter a physical space without her irrepressible need to describe EVERY animate or inanimate detail as well as the emotional and sensorial impact on their human existence. Bring it down a notch. Just a tad. But the story, plot and subplots are enthralling and create an obsession to read on!
  • Troubled Blood

    By Exiled Texan
    Good story. Too long. Too complicated.
  • Tedious

    By MinRay
    I’ve read all of the other Strike stories, and enjoyed them. This one was just so tedious, with so many characters and red herrings, that it felt like a real slog to get through it.
  • Unpredictable. Real page-turner

    By kayleighreader
    Best book so far in this series. Huge novel, starts slow. The way several story lines are interwoven builds over time. I finished the second half of this book in two days. Couldn’t put it down!
  • Clever storytelling!

    By GingerOtter
    Galbraith/Rowling is one of the best writers I have ever read. Whether for children or adults or adult children they write to engage the mind. The C.B. Strike series has been a thoughtfully built narrative about really complex and interesting people, even the bad ones. I have found myself completely drawn in to the stories and the emotions I have felt and the thoughts they have provoked has made for some compelling reflections. Great books, could not put them down!
  • I love this book,

    By ofie carbajal
    I’m a romantic at heart, I want Robbin & Strike together