Sherry Thomas | Fiction
I’m confused. This book, which I finished primarily so I could write a blog post, simply confused me. I was half-way through before I figured out what was going on. Was I dense? Or did the plot really not reveal itself until half-way in? Charlotte Holmes assumes the name of Sherlock Holmes and searches for the culprits in three murders. It IS on the back of the book – I guess I should have known earlier that Charlotte was operating a ruse, under the name of Sherlock Holmes, but I didn't seem to connect to this information until nearly halfway in. And then, with three murders and multiple suspects, I continued to be confused. And when it ended and all was revealed? Well, suffice it to say, I was still confused.
So, you may ask, why not one heart? Because I finished it. I loved Charlotte's character — she is a renegade; she fights the morals of her time; she meets some delightful people along her journey. Especially Mrs. Watson (I assume that her name was appropriately tongue-in-cheek!) However, I don’t think I will pick up another Sherry Thomas soon. I have way too many books on my “must be read” list.