Title: Troubled Blood
Series: Cormoran Strike #5
Author: Robert Galbraith
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…
I was SO excited to read the latest book in the Cormoran Strike series – Troubled Blood. I absolutely love this series and the fifth installment did not disappoint!
A welcome return from Robin and Strike combined with a gripping storyline – this time the detectives are focusing on a cold case, which I always find eery and interesting – resulted in a truly brilliant read. The absolute talent of this author is her skill at creating truly well rounded, interesting characters, and for a storyline which is so complex yet also easy enough to follow and really absorbing.
It’s a VERY long read at over 900 pages, but you won’t hear a word of complaint from me as it’s just crime novel perfection. I can’t really say much more than that, can I? One of my favourites from this exceptional series which I hope never ends!