The Ink Black Heart
The Ink Black Heart (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Galbraith
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Length: 32 hours, 42 minutes
Date of US Publication: 30 August, 2022
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
I re-listened to all 5 books before August 30, in anticipation of the day the new Strike book was released so I would be caught up on all the nuances to the series.
I’ll be honest - at first, I didn’t love this one - it didn’t flow as seamlessly for me as the others have. The social media aspect of this didn’t work well for me - the intention doesn’t come across as well (to me) via audiobook. So, it took me a little while to really get into the pace of the story.
But the story becomes compelling and you’re drawn in yet again. Now that I’ve finished it and given myself a few days to process how I felt about it, I will say that it’s a fine addition to the series and I continue to eagerly look forward to future titles.
Regarding the who-dunnit - I kept thinking it was a specific character and was definitely surprised at the end to learn who it actually was.
This is one of my favorite series to listen to on audio (Robert Glenister is such a wonderful narrator). As an avid reader since the first book of this series, one of the things I have truly appreciated during the progression of the books is Robin’s evolution as a character. It’s fantastic and I love seeing who she’s evolving into. Along with the sloooooow burn between her and Strike.
I’m not quite ready for Strike and Robin to get together (Strike still has issues to sort out) just yet but I am really and truly looking forward to it.