Troubled Blood - Robert Galbraith

Troubled Blood

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,300 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 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
  • Perfect Mystery

    By DFS44
    I loved this book. It was wonderfully complex, this one, and the killer was a total shock! Plus I loved that our shock became part of the story. ❤️
  • Not great

    By 2 dogslvr
    This is by far my least favorite in the series. Way too cumbersome. I was bored to tears reading the astrology details and eventually glossed over the words. The last 100 pages were the best part of the book, picking up steam
  • Insightful

    By Djpayerle
    This is the 4th book I’ve read of this series and definitely the best. The characters were developed with great detail and insightful ness. Looking forward to read the next one.
  • A rich and rewarding read

    By McDoc2
    Again the writing is superb. The reader not only feels the physical and emotional pain of the many characters but can see them as the flourish on the page.
  • The best so far!

    By ROC22
    I’ve enjoyed every book in the series but the latest was the best. Hard to put down.