Read between: 22nd September- 2nd October.
Previously read in the same series: The Devil’s Grin, The Fall
Published: 27th April 2015
Publisher: Amazon Digital
Synopsis: What would you do if your darkest nightmare came true?
For Anna Kronberg, time is running out. Hunted by an assassin, she has to find the true motivation behind her dead husband’s plan to create weapons for germ warfare. Bit by bit, she and Sherlock Holmes unravel a web of crime, espionage, and bioterrorism that spreads across continents.
But all too soon, Anna realises that she can’t outrun the brutal and cunning man who follows their every step.
For fans of Caleb Carr, Louise Penny, and Anne Perry
Review: When we left Anna, she had found out she was pregnant with the child of Professor James Moriarty- who she murdered after a turbulent relationship, because of that, she’s now on the run from Colonel Moran, his right hand man, but with Sherlock Holmes as her protector, she is safe. Safe, until the day her child is born. Will that be her chance to be free?
Obviously it’s not that simple.
I really liked how Holmes was written- although he wasn’t technically solving a case, as he’s looking after a female friend/ex lover (Anna), he still had that stalwart, upright personality and extraordinary brain.
Anna is a very worthy companion for Holmes, as she matches him in intelligence. It shows especially in this book, where she spends more of the story as a woman- not parading as the male Dr Anton Kronberg. That would be a little difficult when she startes showing signs of pregnancy.
It was also good to re-visit characters from the previous books in the series. It was nice to have some consistency.
I did enjoy the story, it was very fast paced and I just wanted to know what was going to happen! After all, Moran is not a man to be messed with.
There were moments that made me stop and think, some were funny, and some were a little hard-hitting but they were right for the time period.
Overall, it’s a good story. It’s a very creative take on a Sherlock Holmes story, because he’s only a side character! This is Anna’s story and I can’t wait to pick up the next installment! I’m really interested in seeing where her life is going to go.
I’d definitely recommend it.
I love these stories- and obviously, having Holmes there is an added bonus 😉
Thanks for reading!