Review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas


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… (Goodreads)

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What was real and what wasn’t?


So I really enjoy this series, but what irritates me about any Sherlock type series is that at the end everything I read comes into question!  That is exactly what happened in this book. We don’t know what Charlotte (Sherlock) knows, so we read the whole book reading under one impression, and it turns out it’s completely wrong!

Other than that complaint this series is really one detective series.  I absolutely adore the characters, Charlotte, Mrs. Watson, and Lord Ingram are all so wonderful.  Ms. Thomas knows how to write an interesting character. She also knows how to write romance and while romance is not the main point of this series the small bits that are fit in are wonderful!  

Bottom Line

Another great read in this historical mystery series.  

Overall: 4

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