• The Running Grave
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  • The Running Grave
  • The Running Grave
  • The Running Grave
  • The Running Grave
  • The Running Grave
  • The Running Grave

The Running Grave

Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 26/09/2023
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The Running Grave
I'm 600 pages in and I can honestly say I am struggling to put it down. When I'm not reading I'm thinking about the book. I love hanging out with Robin a... READ MORE
The Running Grave
Five star crime
Just to add to my previous review now that I have finished the book. I think it is Galbraith's best yet. When I wasn't reading I was thinking about the sto... READ MORE


Private Detective Cormoran Strike is contacted by a worried father whose son, Will, has gone to join a religious cult in the depths of the Norfolk countryside. The Universal Humanitarian Church is, on the surface, a peaceable organisation that campaigns for a better world.

Yet Strike discovers that beneath the surface there are deeply sinister undertones, and unexplained deaths.

In order to try to rescue Will, Strike's business partner Robin Ellacott decides to infiltrate the cult and she travels to Norfolk to live incognito amongst them. But in doing so, she is unprepared for the dangers that await her there or for the toll it will take on her.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408730942
  • Number of pages: 960
  • Weight: 1196g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 154 x 54 mm

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The Running Grave
Triumphant return
Once again "Robert Galbraith" delivers a tour de force of a novel in this new strike novel. I will not give the plot away in any way but simply say that th... READ MORE
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The Running Grave
Totally absorbing
Best Strike novel yet. I did not want to put this book down and when I did, I was thinking about it. I raced through it as I was so keen to find out what... READ MORE
The Running Grave
The best yet
We're in proper "thriller" territory with this latest instalment of the Strike series. I literally could not put this down, I was so gripped by the plot. I... READ MORE
Abi Chippindale
The Running Grave
Fantastic journey
JKR strikes again. The Running Grave was brilliant. At times, I’ll be honest, so deep and detailed are some elements that I needed to stop and breathe - ta... READ MORE
Betty McGhie
The Running Grave
Latest Robert Galbraith book “The Running Grave”
This is the best one yet. I simply couldn’t put it down. I was gripped from start to finish and I completely escaped within the novel- nothing else existe... READ MORE
Siân  Sedgwick-Wilde
The Running Grave
Doesn't J. K. Rowling have an editor?
Loved the first "Galbraith" before they revealed whose nom de plume it was. Love the characters. But like everything else Ms. Rowling writes (and writes an... READ MORE
Robert Passikoff
The Running Grave
Superb read
I reserved a window in my reading for this weighty tome! However I could not put ‘Running grave’ down and finished it in record time. The storyline is as g... READ MORE
jane norton
The Running Grave
The BEST Strike book yet!!!!
Having read all the series and liked each one even more each time The Running Grave is outstanding and even better than the rest. True edge of your seat ac... READ MORE
Dale Sharman
The Running Grave
Best Strike book yet
Totally immersed in this book, so much so that I was thinking about it in the intervals between continuing to read. I absolutely feared for Robin. The on... READ MORE
Lyn Walsh
The Running Grave
Robert Galbraith The Running Grave
Brilliant, best of the Strike series so far and left on a real cliffhanger, fantastic.
Richard Foskett
The Running Grave
The Running Grave
Was so much easier to read than TroubledBlood. Was a really good setting, sure everyone who read it was really worried for Robin. So glad that the will t... READ MORE
Madelaine  Clay
The Running Grave
I loved this: the perfect detective duo and the best instalment so far in my opinion. It’s difficult to put down and I’m now on the hunt for something new ... READ MORE
Emma Davidson
The Running Grave
Totally absorbing characters
I adore this series of books. The individual stories are so well thought through that the reveal at the end is always hugely satisfying. This particular on... READ MORE
Victoria Holloway
The Running Grave
Another Classic
Another blockbuster from RG. I liked the ink black heart but it wasn’t as good as Troubled blood. This book is back to form with Strike showing signs of Me... READ MORE
rob rose
The Running Grave
Another page-turner
A real-pager turner immersion in the horrifying world of cults in which Robin and Strike's relationship takes a new turn. Too bad I have so little time to ... READ MORE
The Running Grave
a good next instalment - a page-turner to read in a weekend
This novel follows the pattern set by the earlier stories in the series. JK Rowling / Robert Galbraith writes a good fast paced, page turning story. The re... READ MORE
Stephen Bashforth
The Running Grave
Possibly the best Strike
I thoroughly enjoyed The Running Grave- on par with my other favourite Strike novels (Career of Evil and Troubled Blood). And the ending!!! Now wishing I h... READ MORE
Laura  Williams
The Running Grave
The best Strike yet
From the first page this book it grips the reader. The story is exciting all the way throughout the book - not just at the end. There’s a couple of mino... READ MORE
Lizzy Dee
The Running Grave
A welcome addition to the Strike Novels
I thought Ink Black Heart was as good as it gets. The Running Grave goes further. RG takes their time telling the story. This book is not too long. It allo... READ MORE
Scott Sherwood
The Running Grave
Best yet!
I couldn’t put this book down. In my view this is the author’s best novel in the Strike books so far. Can’t wait for the next one!
The Running Grave
Totally gripping throughout
Strike and Robyn take ona religious cult, with Robyn going undercover In a farmhouse where members of the cult are housed. Alongside this, other clients oc... READ MORE
Linda Hardwick
The Running Grave
Once again 'Mr Galbraith ' has surpassed all my expectations. Another fabulous book about Strike. I really love this character and robin. Can't wait for th... READ MORE
patricia kerrigan
The Running Grave
Excellent Service
I received my book on the day it was expected, well packaged and in good condition. The Running Grave was a very good read and cannot wait to find out what... READ MORE
Kathleen Isgar
The Running Grave
A good read
Enjoyed reading even though some of the detailing I thought wasn’t relevant/required as your imagination takes care of that. Nice thread of will they won’t... READ MORE
Lynne horton-jones
The Running Grave
Strike of the thousand pages
Seventh in this popular series of private detectives who hedge around each other's complex emotional lives while putting necks on the line for their well-t... READ MORE
Geoff Manger
The Running Grave
Brilliant book… couldn’t put down
I loved this book (as I have all the others) and it was captivating from start to finish. The only slight drawback was the length - by the end I was strugg... READ MORE
The Running Grave
Getting better with every new installment
JK Riwling gets better and better at the crime thrillers
Philip Griffin
The Running Grave
The best book in the series so far.
After many pages of messages between characters in the previous book R. Galbraith changed the narration style. A reader dives into the story from the first... READ MORE
Irina Oxley
The Running Grave
Running into another winner
Well plotted, with well developed characters and more insights into Strike and Ellacott. Tension is ratcheted up in all areas, giving this instalment of th... READ MORE
Alison Milne
The Running Grave
Too much padding
Although the story of Robin and Strike is still as interesting as ever, I feel that there is far too much extraneousinformation within this book in the for... READ MORE
Susan Jones
The Running Grave
Deeply disturbing
I’m a huge Galbraith fan and was eager to read this latest tomb. Although a brilliantly written book, the subject matter is so disturbing and in such depth... READ MORE
Charlotte Batty
The Running Grave
The latest in this excellent series of detective mysteries
The Running Grave’ is Book 7 in the Cormoran Strike series of classic style detective novels. As usual I did a combined read/listen with its hardback and u... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Running Grave
Great read
I love all the books in this series! They just seem to improve with each new addition. I felt sad when I finished it and that’s usually the best sign of a ... READ MORE
Antonia Ions
The Running Grave
Best yet!
Brilliant plot, and so well written, each chapter is a mini cliffhanger, so hours later, you say to yourself "just one more". Minor nitpick JKR, it's t... READ MORE
Philip Parker
The Running Grave
Best book in the series (so far)!
I am amazed at Rowling’s consistent ability to write intricate mysteries with engaging characters and clues that only seem obvious once you reach the concl... READ MORE
Alexandra Hamilton