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Monday, September 21, 2020

Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas (LadySherlock #3)

The Hollow of Fear

(Lady Sherlock #3)

by Sherry Thomas

Paperback, 329 pages

Published October 2nd 2018 by Berkley

Goodreads synopsis: 

Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, returns in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of A Conspiracy in Belgravia and A Study in Scarlet Women, an NPR Best Book of 2016.

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…


4.5 stars

This is the third book in the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas.

In this book Thomas tackles the realm of Moirarty. Here he sort of reminds me of the elusive bad guy that you never really see but you experience all his minions. Long lost brothers and family connections abound in this story.

I have not come across a bad book by Thomas and find this series to be particularly good. Charlotte is pretty quirky and she has a lot of help during her investigations from her sister, Olivia, Mrs. Watson and Lord Ingram. Lord Ingram is my particular favorite. Definitely book boyfriend material for sure!

If you love intricate mysteries, great characterization and a series that does not quit giving you the thrills, this is for you!

If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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