Review: Lock and Mori

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Author: Heather W. Petty
Pub Date: Sept. 15 2015
Rating: 4/5
Synopsis: 
FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.
FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.
FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.
FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock’s one rule—they must share every clue with each other—Mori is keeping secrets.
OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can’t trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.

My thoughts:
 I LOVED this book. It was absolutely amazing. Sherlock and Moriarty. Together. Someone must have shipped it…. right? I didn’t, but with Petty’s revamped, gender-bended, and modernized retelling of Sherlock…. yeah that went down the drain. 
When I started this book I thought they were going to both be miniature versions of themselves…. I was slightly wrong. Lock was definitely a mini-Sherlock. He was just as calculating but had a little more feeling in him. I’ve never really paid much attention to Mori in the BBC version or any other version of Sherlock, though I don’t think she was much the same. I felt as though I was reading someone that wouldn’t have been involved with Sherlock and the murder-mystery type of thing.
Especially during the scenes at Mori’s house I felt as though I was right there in the room with her. I felt so bad for everything she went through. 
Though this novel has a romantic element to it, I’m glad to say it does not overshadow the rest of the plot, it doesn’t slow it down, it doesn’t make her brothers or school any less important. 
Just amazing. I would tell anyone to read it.

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