Thrilled to share with you today my review for the perfect October read! I must confess I’ve never read a Sherlock Holmes book, but that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this enchanting story! This was another fabulous read with my BOOK BESTIEs🕵🏻♀️
The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas
💛 read a book with a yellow cover
💛 read a book with a title that starts with the letter M
💛 read a book with the word ~and~ in the title
This was an atmospheric captivating story that made me want to say, “Elementary my dear Mrs. Watson.”
This is the third installment in the Lady Sherlock series… admittedly I was a little confused in the beginning, having not read the first two books in this Series… because from what I understand this book pics up where the previous book ends… eventually I got into the swing of it and was completely captivated, however I really would have appreciated it more had i more of the backstory…. I am such a character girl and Charlotte both baffled and intrigued me, I know I would have loved to get to know her better…. SO, I would strongly encourage you not to do what I did and start this book from the beginning!
This book had a little bit of everything murder, romance, secrets, family drama…. all set against the backdrop of Victorian England…. The tone and the language in the story really brought this period in history to life…. The book opens with Charlotte finding her illegitimate half brother, and there is a connection to Moriarty… The boy has something Moriarty Wants… The book goes forward from there… with the murder of Lady Ingram The wife of charlotte’s love interest…. Lord Ingram, of course is the primary suspect, so Charlotte takes it upon herself to solve the case… with Mrs. Watson by her side and in disguise as the brother of Sherlock Holmes Charlotte was an extraordinary and exceptional and maybe a little unconventional detective! I have to say my absolute favorite parts of this book were the interactions between Charlotte and Mrs. Watson, I also loved Charlotte in disguise, that was fabulous!
An engaging read that I’m sure any fan of this series will love… i’m hoping to read the first two books in the series before the next one comes out… and I’m pretty certain there will be a next one because it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger just called me Sherlock, or should I say just call me Charlotte!🔍
*** A big thank you to Berkley for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
Under the cover of “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don’t.
Moriarty’s shadow looms large. First, Charlotte’s half brother disappears. Then, Lady Ingram, the estranged wife of Charlotte’s close friend Lord Ingram, turns up dead on his estate. And all signs point to Lord Ingram as the murderer.
With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to seek out the truth. But uncovering the truth could mean getting too close to Lord Ingram—and a number of malevolent forces…
Book friends are the best friends! Berit☀️✨