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Remember, Remember (A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery) by Anna Elliott and Charlles Veley: A Book Review

Remember, Remember (A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery)
Author: Anna Elliott and Charles Veley
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery
Publisher: Wilton Press
Release Date: 2017
Pages: 357
Source: This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: The game's afoot in this fast-paced Victorian mystery!

     A lovely young American actress has a major problem.

     It's a cold morning in 1897 when she awakens outside the British Museum, lying face down on the concrete pavement . She has no memories. She does not even know who she is, although she has a vague recollection of the name Sherlock Holmes. She thinks she may have just killed someone, and she knows someone wants to kill her. As she searches for clues to her true identity, she will learn that she is not the only target. Unless she can defeat her evil adversaries, the people most dear to her will die.

     My Review: A young woman awakens one morning lying outside of the British Museum. She has no memories of who she is, where she came from, or what she has been doing. The only thing she knows is that the name of Sherlock Holmes holds some meaning for her. As she tries to piece together clues to her identify, the narrator finds herself caught up in the midst of danger, crime, and conspiracies.

     While the narrator was fun, there really wasn’t much character development. She seems to be very perfect and does not have any flaws. She is beautiful, intelligent, and can fight fight. She has a love of solving crimes and chasing after criminals. Despite these characteristics, there was no depth to her. She didn’t have any flaws. Even when we learn of her identity, there were no conflicts that she was dealing with. Even though there was a lack of character development, readers will still enjoy the narrator’s pluckiness.

    Overall, Remember, Remember was filled with adventure, intrigue, and action. The mystery was very predictable, and seemed to be very drawn out. The other supporting characters seemed to be very one-dimensional. I didn’t really get a good glimpse of them, especially Sherlock and Watson because they didn’t appear until half the book. When they did appear, they seemed like caricatures of the Doyle’s version. However, despite the novel’s flaws, it was an enjoyable  and light read. It was very fast-paced and action-packed. The setting of Victorian London seemed very realistic. I did like the witty dialogue between the characters.  Thus, reading this novel was a very delightful way to spend an afternoon. Remember, Remember will not only appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes, but also to those who love The Secret Life Anna Blanc, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, and A Curious Beginning

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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