The Ink Black Heart - Robert Galbraith

The Ink Black Heart

By Robert Galbraith

  • Release Date: 2022-08-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,366 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*


  • Lots of characters and online personas

    By Ams999999
    Hard to keep up with who was who at times . Enjoyable read, though I do want more to develop w robin and strike… the continued tension is kind of exasperating
  • I’ve loved the series, but this is Terrible. I feel so scammed.

    By redhookrobert
    Do not buy this book. Boring. Page after page of dull, insipid social media posts. Feels like it was written by a committee.
  • Much better than book 5

    By lillinares
    A small plot hole, but otherwise an enjoyable, hard-to-put-down book.
  • Poor editing

    By pet vet girl
    Too long. Too many characters. Difficult to read online conversations and Twitter feeds. Too many suspects to ultimately end up with what seemed most obvious at the start. And if you are going to include a romance subplot, at some point you need to provide a resolution if you don’t want to piss off your readers. Expected better.
  • Not for mukfluks bwah

    By rainybeatz
    I read the others they were good, they end well keep you coming back to the next. This one is beyond good. I got a real kick out of the fake, yet realistic tweets, and it’s all plot. All the text revolves around the characters not just strike and robins unspoken thoughts of lust. I couldn’t put it down. 1200 pages in 4 days. Now I’m left thinking what now? How will I fill this hole?
  • Takes hold…

    By formerbejfan2000
    and doesn’t let go. another excellent book in the series. this one, however, took longer to get through due to the large number of characters and “online names”. A challenging read, but totally worth it!
  • InkyHeart14

    By iKeyanaJo
    Brilliant, as always.
  • Outstanding Book

    By NYClover668
    Brilliant! Couldn’t put it down, and now googling to see when/if the next Strike book comes out.
  • 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!