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Blurb (from Goodreads):
The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.
Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.
Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
If I didn’t have a rule about finishing books that I started, then I would have not finished this.
Firstly, I’ve never read any Sherlock Holmes books, so I have no idea if this is a good rendition, and I’m not even going to go there.
I didn’t really like the characters in this, and I didn’t like the fact that Charlotte, who is supposed to be so clever takes coke and oxy! And yes, I googled it and Sherlock Holmes took drugs too, but they were apparently legal in the time in which he took them.
The storyline in this wasn’t bad, and there were some clever plotlines, but the pace was just slow, and maybe it was just the writing, but it really didn’t suck me in at all, and I just wanted it to be over. I think this was probably a case of wrong-person, wrong-book for me, but I just didn’t enjoy it unfortunately.
5 out of 10