Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’m sharing my review of The Case For Jamie, the third book in the Charlotte Holmes series. You can find my reviews of the previous two books below:
– A Study in Charlotte #1
– The Last of August #2
The hotly anticipated and explosive third book in the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series.
It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken.
Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t seem to fall for.
Charlotte is on the run, from Lucien Moriarty and from her own mistakes. No one has seen her since that fateful night on the lawn in Sussex—and Charlotte wants it that way. She knows she isn’t safe to be around. She knows her Watson can’t forgive her.
Holmes and Watson may not be looking to reconcile, but when strange things start happening, it’s clear that someone wants the team back together. Someone who has been quietly observing them both. Making plans. Biding their time.
Someone who wants to see one of them suffer and the other one dead.
This comes in as my favourite of the three Charlotte Holmes novels so far. I loved the alternating chapters between Jamie and Charlotte, and especially loved just how much character growth is demonstrated in the both while they’ve been apart.
The ANGST levels were at a full blown heights here, I could almost hear the My Chemical Romance playing through the pages. And again, I was totally here for it. Jamie has always been somewhat of an emotional rollercoster, but the fact we get to see inside Charlotte’s head a bit and see just how much she’s been holding on to all this time, really carried this story. There was so much trauma going on in her head that so many points of the story had me wanting to wrap her in a hug.
She has obviously spent the last year so isolated, alone and scared. Added into that, the childhood trauma she is processing and working through, in part due to her time alone, have left her in such a vulnerable place. I’m repeating myself here, but seeing these parts of her character, this side of Charlotte that she has kept so calmped down, was such an important part of the whole storyline. If we hadn’t the dual storylines working through the book, I don’t think it would have worked anywhere near as well as it did. In this case, having Jamie’s side to things alone wasn’t enough.
The twists and turns just kept coming in this one and I really didn’t see it coming. Although from experience I knew we would be building up to a brilliant climax, it was utterly unpredictable, and utterly brilliant.
Thanks for stopping by today for my review of this fabulous book. I’m planning on reading A Question of Holmes (if I haven’t read it already by the time this is posted!) and I just can’t wait to see the conclusion to this series. Be sure to come back for that review soon!