Received the book from the publisher on Netgalley for an honest review.
Irene Adler, Sherlock Holmes and Lupin meet and solve a crime (or more crimes). This is all before they all become famous and when they were still kids.
I can say, I didn’t know exactly what to expect, from the blurb I deduced a fun book, with characters I would like (Sherlock Holmes and some others), but I didn’t know this book was this much fun and this interesting.
And it was! I loved that we finally have the point of view from Irene Adler. And that we also have Lupin, and a young Sherlock Holmes. There have been enough books that are about the young Sherlock Holmes or about him older and famous. But I haven’t found any that describe it from the view point of Irene Adler.
What I also liked was that she sometimes referred to the future. Things that she will start hate, but didn’t in the young Holmes.
I really really loved this book. It was fun, it had action, it had old English, it had mystery and it had a whole lot of friendship.
The mystery was (when you get to the end) in fact very simple, but it is written in a way that you probably won’t find out who did until almost the end, at least for the first try.
I will be sure to read the rest of the books when they get translated to English. I would love more of Irene Adler, her friendship with the 2 boys and their mysteries.
I would recommend this to everyone, kids, but also adults. I am sure everyone will love the conversations between the 3 characters, will love Irene and will love the mysteries and the chases.