Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lock & Mori: Mind Games by Heather W. Petty


From Simon & Shuster:

Sherlock Holmes and Miss James “Mori” Moriarty may have closed their first case, but the mystery is far from over in the thrilling sequel to Lock & Mori, perfect for fans of Maureen Johnson and Sherlock.

You know their names. Now discover their beginnings. 

Mori’s abusive father is behind bars…and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting that Mori—not her father—is the Regent’s Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are beginning to believe them.

Through it all, Lock—frustrating, brilliant, gorgeous Lock—is by her side. The two of them set out to discover who is framing Mori, but in a city full of suspects, the task is easier said than done. With the clock ticking, Mori will discover just how far she is willing to go to make sure that justice is served, and no one—not even Lock—will be able to stop her.

Lock and Mori is a modern re-telling of the infamous Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty - if they were teenagers and dating.  In the first book, Lock & Mori, we learn that Mori is the daughter of an abusive, cop and her dead mother was not the saint Mori remembers.  In the explosive conclusion, Mori feels as though Sherlock has betrayed her and is trying to find a way to forgive him and move forward.

Lock & Mori: Mind Games picks up where book one ends with Mori trying to protect her brothers, not just from her father, but from a vicious public and new unknown threats.  Both Sherlock and Mori face tragedy and find ways to stand by one another in an ever more complicated relationship.  

Watching Moriarty's descent into the criminal mastermind she becomes, feeling her pain and knowing her reasons makes this a most fascinating story.  Mind Games is intense mystery at its finest - compelling and astounding in the depth of its plot.  If you haven't started this series yet, I highly recommend it.  

~ Shel

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