Saturday, November 5, 2016

Week 45 Review: A Study in Scarlet Women

From Goodreads:
USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas turns the story of the renowned Sherlock Holmes upside down…

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. 

When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She'll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her.

But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society's expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.

My Review:
This book was just so fantastic! There's been a lot of takes on Sherlock Holmes since Arthur Conan Doyle created the character and the world, but this is a new one! I absolutely loved reading it, and seeing the mind in a woman, who had to pretend to be a man to actually use it? Yeah, that was awesome!

I loved these characters! Charlotte and her sister were really awesome, and they dealt with their father's affairs, and of their older sister's illness. And they both had their talents! And I just really enjoyed reading about them!

The mysteries were just so fantastic! There was the big one of the three deaths. And the cases that Charlotte took on. And what was going on with that last one and how it was connected to everything! And how her husband was Moriarty!

We got a lot of POV's. Of the inspector, of Charlotte, and of others. And this cast of characters, along with the mystery and the fantastic writing that just made this book spectacular! They just worked so well together! Loved it so much! I need more!

I loved this book and I'm thoroughly anticipating the sequels!

Author: Sherry Thomas
Series: Lady Sherlock #1
Read: November 3rd, 2016
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Historical Fiction 2016 Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Berkley
Published: October 18th 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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