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 . . .
A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet.
Praise for the Strike series:
'A blistering piece of crime writing'
'The work of a master storyteller'
'Highly inventive storytelling'
'Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit'
'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship'
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Excellent read. Ignore the regressive backward trolling pond dwellers that clearly haven’t read the book but busy be ‘offended’
I love this series, the characters and I used to be a huge fan of the author. Having heard that she has made the villain in this novel a psychotic male killer who dresses as a woman to murder his victims- this series is now ruined for me.
Transgender people deserve respect and support- not to be quite literally vilified.
In the context of her trans phobic position in public, this is a huge imposition and I think, violation, of her readers. Yes she is free to write about what she wants, these are characters that she created. I just can’t bear to read this. Disappointed and disheartened.
Another great Strike novel