by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
(Mycroft Holmes and Sherlock #1)
Historical Fiction, Mystery
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Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Yet this most British of civil servants has strong ties to the faraway island of Trinidad, the birthplace of his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent, and where his fiancée Georgiana Sutton was raised.
Mycroft’s comfortable existence is overturned when Douglas receives troubling reports from home. There are rumors of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Upon hearing the news, Georgiana abruptly departs for Trinidad. Near panic, Mycroft convinces Douglas that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take…
What I thought
So we all get retelling about Sherlock which makes perfect sense since he is the focus of the original stories. So I was so excited to see things from Mycroft’s perspective. This story is when Mycroft is only 23 and Sherlock is still in college. Seeing how Mycroft’s mind worked how he and Sherlock were similar and yet very different was amazing. This first book sets the stage for the Mycroft that we know later on who controls the Government.
I started and finished this book in two days. There are so many things that I want to say but I can’t due to spoilers. The synopsis tells you very very little which is making this review a hard one to write because there is just so much I can not say.
A good friend of mine gifted the second book to me and I can not wait to pick it up.
Sorry, this is such a short one and very vague but that synopsis gives you nothing lol. If you have read the book and want to talk to me or just have any specific questions please hit me up in the comments below.
My Rating: /5