Sherlock Holmes and Miss James "Mori" Moriarty started at the top of their game—so they have that much farther to fall in this epic conclusion to the Lock & Mori trilogy, perfect for fans of Maureen Johnson and Sherlock.
You know their names. Now discover their beginnings.
Mori is out for revenge. Imprisoned in the English countryside, with her brothers held as leverage, she's never felt angrier or more helpless. When an opportunity for escape arises, Mori takes it and flees back to the streets of London, where she is finally able to plot the demise of her recently freed father and his cohorts.
But after a bittersweet reunion with Lock, she discovers that he may not be the ally he once was. In the face of blackmail, threats, and Lock's noble attempts to thwart her crusade, Mori has an impossible decision to make.
Can Mori wash the blood from her hands and walk away? Or will her final fall from grace be the end of everyone she loves?
Oh, this final book in the series! It was hard to read, because you know that by the end, that they're going to be enemies. And that hurts, you know? They were close in the first book, but they've been coming apart ever since her dad tried to kill her. Bah!
The ending of Mind Games was just evil! And this book picks up fairly quickly, though there's a few time jumps. That she's been imprisoned by her mom's friend, it was pretty infuriating. The whole situation wasn't very good, and Mori lets it darken her.
A lot of her actions in this book have a purpose, from saving her brothers to punishing those who helped her dad. It takes her down a really dark path, because hey, she kills her dad another people. And because of that, she can't be with Lock. Which really, really sucks!
That ending fit this book so perfectly! She defeated the bad guy, as well as escaped from the good guys. And honestly, I would really love another book in this series, when they're adults, because I want them to be able to get back together!
Loved reading this book, it was such a fantastic read!
Author: Heather W. Petty
Series: Lock & Mori #3
Read: January 6th, 2018
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing, and it's a 2018 Retelling Reading Challenge Book, End of Series 2018 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: November 28th 2017