The Ink Black Heart - Robert Galbraith

The Ink Black Heart

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2022-08-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,129 Ratings


The latest installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked case.

When frantic, disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn’t know quite what to make of the situation. The cocreator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. Edie is desperate to uncover Anomie’s true identity.

Robin decides that the agency can’t help with this—and thinks nothing more of it until a few days later, when she reads the shocking news that Edie has been tasered and then murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart.

Robin and her business partner, Cormoran Strike, become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie’s true identity. But with a complex web of online aliases, business interests and family conflicts to navigate, Strike and Robin find themselves embroiled in a case that stretches their powers of deduction to the limits – and which threatens them in new and horrifying ways . . .

A gripping, fiendishly clever mystery, The Ink Black Heart is a true tour-de-force.

*Some of the more complex layouts in the book are rendered as images in the ebook version so that you can enlarge on your preferred reading device*


  • Too long, too many characters, hard to follow.

    By Nettie Jill
    I started out enjoying this novel. Interesting premise. I even enjoyed the twitter conversations (though they were somewhat difficult to read in the e book format). But there were way too many characters, way too many subplots. I couldn’t keep track of all the characters. Had to keep going back in the book to remember who was who. But I kept at it until the disappointing ending. After 1,000 pages, it seemed like the resolution came too quickly. I’m still puzzled as to how the clues led to the killer. Just seemed like the solution came out of nowhere. And J.K. needs to resolve the relationship between Strike and Robin. Getting really tired of stringing them along through six books.
  • Wasted pages…

    By seymourdequeen
    Other reviewers have said it all- drivel of the worst kind. SO disappointing!
  • Love this series!!!

    By lincoln stan
    The Cormoran Strike series is one you read for the mysteries and stay for the characters. Robert Galbraith is a master at describing and developing characters from the small, inconsequential ones to the main characters the reader falls in love with. (S)he also is extremely talented in weaving a tale that tempts and entices the reader to follow. I cannot say enough good things about this author. I frickin’ love her work…all of it! Thank you for being such a great entertainer and I can’t wait for the next book in this series.
  • Good read

    By Srbrooks5
    Loved the story, all the twists and false flags kept me guessing to the end, but wish there was more relationship development between Robin and Strike.
  • The Ink Black Heart

    By Low Round
    Dammit, Joanne, stop already with the 6 book long TEASE, and let Strike and Ellacott let each other know how they feel about one another!!!!!!!😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 If you keep this up you will most likely create many more “women haters”, or more specifically, “woman hater”.
  • Inky Disappointment

    By She She 1192
    So many unnecessary pages AND, the words on them. The gamers were juvenile-their conversations were stilted, vapid and meandering…The whole novel was superficial…I kept hoping it would get better. 230 pages from the end, it did—marginally. Gus!? The machete?? Nils? All the red herrings were disconnected in the end and poorly manipulated because the killer wasn’t a herring at all! The tension between Strike and Robin? It’s melting down like a bad afternoon soap…I sincerely hope Galbraith’s next offering buries this one, and its characters, in the cemetery where its plot begins. Sheila Farmer Santa Rosa, Ca
  • A woman no one can say no to…

    By GSJ!
    I was enjoying the series until this book. The format is so annoying, with various text strings, I put it aside after less than 500 pages; and have no intention of picking it up again. The last book in the series was a slog but she tied up acceptably at the end. The only other author I can think of who’s work seriously need an editor to take a blue pencil to was L Ron Hubbard‘s nonsense. To anyone who reads for fun, this book is not worth it! It’s a shame because I won’t look at any others in the series moving forward.
  • ??????

    By Discerning Reader
    This book is way too long and convoluted, the internet/twitter thing is disconcerting and basically impossible to read in this format and according to those who have read the hardback it’s not easy there either to me this all takes away from the story. The font changes are weird also. However when you ignore all that it’s an interesting mystery. I will read the next one, hopefully Robin & Comoran will figure it out.
  • Couldn’t even finish it

    By funcknme
    Who wants to read online adolescent drivel? Strike/Robin storyline is trite and banal at this point. First book in a long time I tossed after only ¼ thru
  • Good Read

    By McFortyThree
    Really like this series. I would give it 5 stars but this was a little hard to follow in a couple spots. I recommend if you like the other books in the series.