Troubled Blood – Robert Galbraith

Troubled Blood is book 5 in the Cormoran Strike series. At 927 pages, there was a lot to unpack about this book. I really enjoyed the story, but to say it was confusing is a serious, HUGE, understatement.

The Detective Agency had numerous cases they were working on throughout the length of the entire book, other than the main case that the story centered on. It was difficult keeping all of these other characters straight when they were mentioned in the story. I finally stopped flipping back through what I had already read trying to decipher who was who. I just kept reading through it figuring I would either figure it out in the end, or not. Some of them I did, some I didn’t. It had no effect on the main characters in the story so I stopped stressing about it.

This is precisely the same reason I did not like the 4th book of this series, Lethal White. It was like a bunch of characters and scenes were added just to increase the length of the book. I have read that she plans on 10-13 more books being written in this series. I am guessing this is in order to keep the television series going. I cannot imagine the length of the final book in this series if each one has to be longer than the last.

With that being said, I did like the story. I liked the development of Strike and Robin’s friendship? Relationship? Whatever they have going on, I am here for it. I will not say more about that since I try to avoid spoilers whenever possible.

I will gladly read the next book, and the one after that, and so-on. I just hope she can reign it in some and get rid of all the filler noise that is not necessary.

Did you read this book? What did you think of it? Let me know below!

5 thoughts on “Troubled Blood – Robert Galbraith

  1. Rae Longest April 14, 2021 / 11:20 am

    Loved the review, but don’t think I would like the book.

    • Angela April 14, 2021 / 11:28 am

      That’s one of the downfalls about reading a series. If it starts to lose your interest, when do you finally throw in the towel? It took me a long time to be comfortable with not finishing a book, no matter how terrible it was. I’m sure quitting a series will give me some anxiety LOL! Thanks for sharing!

      • Rae Longest April 18, 2021 / 11:12 am

        My sixth grade teacher convinced us that if you started reading a book, it was your moral obligation to finish it!

  2. cathepsut April 18, 2021 / 5:28 pm

    I read the first book and liked it. I don‘t read a lot of crime novels anymore, so I haven’t continued. I just gave the first one to my mum and dad and I am looking forward to what they think.

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