Book Review

‘A Study in Scarlet Women’ by Sherry Thomas

asisw stSTORY: 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.

REVIEW: Sherry Thomas is one of those authors I pick up to reread when I’m in the slumps. She, along with a handful of authors out there, is one who can weave a tale of romance with élan and keep me coming back for more. Her name alone sold me on this title and as I dug deeper into this story, I was pleasantly surprised at how she weaved this tale in a wholly new genre of the previous tales that I’ve read from her.

The first thing that hit me was, how refreshing to have gender reversal of the famous Sherlock Holmes! This story was fascinating from the get-go. It captured my imagination from page one and held me glued to it until the very end.

This is one of those stories that is filled with complex and three-dimensional characters who elevate this story into a fascinating mystery . Its characters are endlessly entertaining and intriguing. The twists and turns in the story are many and I dare you to figure it out before the vary end.

If the name of the author doesn’t sell you on this story, I bet the “female” Sherlock Holmes will! LOVED IT!

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher


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