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莫里亞提密碼, by Sherry Thomas

leandrathetbrzero's review against another edition

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adventurous funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

 “…the problem lies not in the search so much as in the definition of perfection, which is a beautiful female who will integrate seamlessly into a man’s life.”

Charlotte Holmes continues to defy gender norms as she solves yet another ingenious mystery in this second installment in the Lady Sherlock series. Not to mention, the number of strong, determined heroines are deliciously plentiful! A pleasure to return to this world 😊💕

Since solving the intricate Sackville case, the clients coming to Sherlock Holmes have mysteries of a more domestic nature, according to the latest gossip column. While many of Sherlock’s confidants find the suggestion offensive, such as Mrs. Watson and Livia Holmes, Charlotte Holmes knows the article invites lower profile paying clients to request her assistance.

One person she did not expect to request Sherlock’s help is Lady Ingram, the woman unhappily married to Charlotte’s long-time friend Lord Ingram. Lady Ingram enlists Sherlock to search for a man whose illegitimate birth prevented her from originally marrying him when she was young. This missing person, Charlotte discovers, is her half-brother, Myron Finch. 

My favorite character to follow this time around was Livia Holmes, Charlotte’s older sister. She meets a mysterious suitor, and their chemistry was great! Beyond the sweet romance blooming, I appreciated the parallels drawn between Livia and Charlotte. Both are very clever yet, while Charlotte feels quite comfortable exiled from High Society, Livia is more emotive and sensitive to the pressures placed on her as a young woman. The latter also endeavors to compose a Sherlock Holmes tale, and I just love that the original Watson’s roles has been split between Mrs. Watson and Charlotte’s sister. 

iamcaryn's review against another edition

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2.0

Well, I gave it a shot. Just like the first book, I’m not invested in the characters or the story.

cjalice's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

elemee's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.75

fishacathryn's review against another edition

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lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

victorial's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

cailinkuenzi's review against another edition

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mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

katenetz's review against another edition

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5.0

This book should have been trite or cliched or overdone, but instead it was fresh and clever and really fun! The plot was super twisty and exciting and all the characters from the first book just got better and more interesting. Can't wait for the next one!

pkadams's review against another edition

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5.0

I liked the second book even more than the first!

bekkz27's review against another edition

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4.0

This book had so many more unexpected twists and turns. I am truly excited to see what the next book has in store.