Sunday 16 October 2016

Review: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Ttitle: A Study in Scarlet Women
Series: Lady Sherlock #1
Author: Sherry Thomas

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.

I just finished A Study In Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1) by Sherry Thomas and I loved it! It’s not what I’m used to from her, but it still has her incredible, distinctive writing style. She can make me read anything, even Young Adult[GASP!]

This is the 1st book in a series where Sherry asks “What if Sherlock Holmes was actually a woman?”. Charlotte Holmes is a young woman who sees the world differently. Unfortunately this doesn’t work so well with Society. She learns to mimic and adapt, but at the same time still keeps her individuality.  The story starts with an suicide, but unfortunately all isn’t what it looks like.

I liked the characters, and as the story progresses and Ms Thomas shared more about them I also understood why they acted and felt a certain way. Charlotte has an interesting family, typical and not at the same time, to understand what I mean you really have to read the book. I loved Ms. Watson, she was such a lovely character! The thing that I disliked about the novel was that Charlotte didn’t fall in love, and I really wanted that. Considering that this is a series, I hope I’ll read what I hoped will happen in this book.

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