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Review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

If you’ve been following me a while, then you already know I love the Charlotte Holmes books from Sherry Thomas. And Hollow of Fear just might be my favorite!


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. When her dear friend Lord Ingram stands accused of the murder of his estranged wife, Charlotte goes under disguise to help prove his innocence to Scotland Yard.


book review the hollow of fear by sherry thomas(Disclaimer: I received this free book from FirsttoRead. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

(see my other Lady Holmes’ reviews: A Study in Scarlet Women, Conspiracy in Belgravia)

I’ve already said that this is my favorite Lady Holmes’ novel and I stand by that. I think each book just gets progressively better as I fall more in love with Charlotte. What I really loved in this book was the care brought to Livia. I hope we get to see even more of her in the next one. If you’ve been reading the entire series, know that there will be parts of this book that will soothe your heart and make you swoon. Totally swoonworthy.

I will always love Charlotte. Her love of food is something I can never get over how adorable it is – and real! And if I love Charlotte, then there’s also a soft spot in my heart for their interactions together. I think this is one of the main reasons I loved this book more than the other two!

At the same time, there’s this characteristic mystery element. And this time, the story line went further than I ever expected. It will thrill you and even now I’m not sure I grasped it all. That’s just how good it is. The Hollow of Fear is perfect for mystery fans and for those who want to read about a fabulous main character.

You can find The Hollow of Fear on Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository, and Indiebound.


Do you have a favorite re-telling of Sherlock Holmes?

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