A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

A Study in Charlotte is a Sherlock Holmes story about him and Watson’s descendants Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson. Watson has been sent off on a rugby scholarship to a small American boarding school in Connecticut, which is a little too close to his estranged father for his taste. Charlotte Holmes happens to be at the same school but she’s determined to have nothing to do with him. Until the murder of Lee Dobson brings them together and they have to defy history and their own pasts to work together to find the murderer who seams to be recreating the old Sherlock Holmes stories.

This book was very good. Four stars. I would recommend it to people. It was totally gonna be a five star book until 3/4 of the way in. It had likeable characters, interesting plot, I honestly had no idea where it was going which was nice, and amazing relationships between the characters especially the main two. The writing was okay. Not bad bad but it definitely wasn’t the best part of the book.

While reading this book I realized that in almost all portrayals of Sherlock Holmes (or in this case his decendants) he was a cold person who wasn’t very good at developing relationships with people and also brilliant. This theme wasn’t different in A Study in Charlotte.

There was let down around 3/4 in and it was right after a big event had happened and it just made me wonder what was happening. The plot was lulling and the characters, who were usually reliable through the rest of the book, we’re not just not being themselves. It made me doubt the plot and where the author was going.

It did have a mostly redeeming and shocking ending. I had no idea it was coming so that was great. Over all four stars. Quality book.