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In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes series, Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families.
Jamie and Charlotte are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off is proving simple, including Holmes and Watson’s growing feelings for each other.
When Charlotte’s beloved Uncle Leander goes missing from the Holmes estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring—the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers.
So begins a dangerous race through the gritty underground scene in Berlin and glittering art houses in Prague, where Holmes and Watson discover that this complicated case might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.
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Revue de presse
“Fans of the first Charlotte Holmes novel, A Study in Charlotte, will not be disappointed, and readers who are new to these characters will savor the fast-paced plot....This series is entirely un-put-downable. The Last of August will definitely leave readers anxiously awaiting the next installment.” -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“A thrilling twist on a classic. Readers will be pulled in by both the riveting mystery and Charlotte Holmes, a brilliant heroine with secrets of her own.” -- Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of London series
“Cavallaro’s crackling dialogue, well-drawn characters, and complicated relationships make this feel like a seamless and sharp renewal of Doyle’s series. An explosive mystery featuring a dynamic duo.” -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on A Study in Charlotte
“Fans of television’s Elementary and Sherlock will avidly devour this book...a joyous excuse to watch one of the literary world’s most beloved pairings come together.” -- Booklist on A Study in Charlotte
“Debut author Cavallaro brings Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuths (or their distant relatives, anyway) into the 21st century, casting Holmes as a brilliant young woman and Watson, who narrates, as her admirer and accomplice...An involving murder mystery, and a promising start to a planned trilogy.” -- Publishers Weekly on A Study in Charlotte
Quatrième de couverture
In this second brilliant, action-packedbook in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are looking for a winter-break reprieve after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But Charlotte isn’t the only Holmes with secrets, and the mood at her family’s Sussex estate is palpably tense. On top of everything else, Holmes and Watson could be becoming more than friends—but still, the darkness in Charlotte’s past is a wall between them.
A distraction arises soon enough, because Charlotte’s beloved uncle Leander goes missing from the estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring. The game is afoot once again, and Charlotte is single-minded in her pursuit.
Their first stop? Berlin. Their first contact? August Moriarty (formerly Charlotte’s obsession, currently believed by most to be dead), whose powerful family has been ripping off famous paintings for the last hundred years. But as they follow the gritty underground scene in Berlin to glittering art houses in Prague, Holmes and Watson begin to realize that this is a much more complicated case than a disappearance. Much more dangerous, too.
What they learn might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.
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- ASIN : B01G1FX518
- Éditeur : Katherine Tegen Books; Reprint édition (14 février 2017)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 2240 KB
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 326 pages
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In this book, we get to meet the Moriarty family, and specifically August Moriarty, who was assumed dead and who Charlotte used to have a thing with/for, and Jamie fears that she still does. Bringing August back into the picture complicates things from so many different angles. There's the romance angle that Jamie and Charlotte sort of have, with Jamie spending the majority of the book being jealous and trying to one-up August. But then there's the mystery as a whole and the main question, which was can August - being a Morarity - be trusted? Especially when the suspects are his siblings? When Leander Holmes, Charlotte's uncle and Jamie's dad's best friend, disappears without saying a word, and her mom is poisoned, Charlotte immediately sets off on a wild ride to Berlin to figure out who is behind it all. Could it be the Moriartys again?
The ending was insane and weird and incomprehensible for me. I'm not sure why Cavallaro decided to do that, but perhaps it is something that will become clear in the next book? I wasn't fond of how things were left off between Jamie and Charlotte, I wasn't fond of how Jamie dealt with the whole situation in general. I did not like his impatience and frustration with Charlotte, given that he knows what she's been through and should be more understanding - not to mention that she is a Holmes, and that alone requires more patience!
I'm excited to see how this will end - assuming the next book is the last in the series. I hope that things progress faster, and I hope that we see more maturity within the characters, especially Jamie.
💬: Jaime and Charlotte want to spend a relaxing winter break after almost getting themselves killed. They go to her family’s Sussex estate and Jaime realize that the Holmes family is not relaxed at all. The intense atmosphere around them becomes even more suffocating while both of them try to understand where they stand with each other, feelings are in the air but Charlotte needs to deal with her traumas first. They are distracted soon enough when her uncle, Leander goes missing from the estate after being secretive about his assignment in a german art forgery ring. Unfortunately, in Jaime’s opinion, they will have to deal with August Moriarty. They will learn alone about their families, themselves and each other.
I can't believe I’m going to say what I’m going to say but: I cried a LOT because of an e-mail (the epilogue). I don’t know how to describe the feelings I was having during certain scenes of this story...Charlotte and Jaime were just painfully tragic and awesome at the same time (and as always). Their banter sometimes made me angry with Charlotte because she sometimes can be really insensitive with Jaime, and we see how hurt he keeps getting. But then...the author decides to give us some pages of Charlotte’s PO and that made me have a more deep understanding of how she acts, I know she is there to act like Sherlock Holmes but damn, she is so different! I love the twists and similarities that these characters have with Sherlock and John.
I know that I said last time that I love Milo but I’m SUPER MAD WITH HIM NOW. I was so disappointed with him, especially because of the last pages of this book; and the Holmes are so CRAZY. Like, at this point I just want to hug Charlotte and make her go away forever from them. And although the mystery of this book is not that impressively developed, I loved how the case brought some discussions between C and J, how they got to know more about their families and how they got to understand each other better. Also, I love how the author tricked me a lot in this book.