Monday, September 24, 2018

Review: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

Title: The Hollow of Fear
Author: Sherry Thomas
Series: Book Three of the Lady Sherlock Series
Genre: Historical Mystery
Published By: Berkley (October 2, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
Under the cover of “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don’t. When her dear friend Lord Ingram stands accused of the murder of his estranged wife, Charlotte goes under disguise to help prove his innocence to Scotland Yard.







I know I've said this before but it bares saying again, this series is truly outstanding. So well written, engaging and completely addicting. 

With a heroine unlike any 19th century heroine I've meet, not to mention a whole cast of characters that are every bit as irresistible as the main character. Truly a series I adore reading and am on the edge of my seat waiting for the next book, they can never get here soon enough.

I would love to say I relish them and take them slow but I can't help myself and more often than not, devour them in a single sitting. I just can't get enough and The Hollow of Fear has to be my absolutely favorite to date.

To the slow burn romance and sexual tension, to the riveting mysteries, it truly stands out not only in the sub-genre it's in, but the genre as a whole. 

Charlotte as a character should be unlikable with her aloofness and almost cold like appearance and actions and yet, she isn't. In fact, she is down right lovable when it comes to her feisty-ness and her unwillingness to let men rule the world. She skirts modern society and laughs in the faces of those that tell her a women isn't able to do something. She is fierce and strong and you can't help but feel for her, her station in life and her pure guts and determination to make it on her own without a man's help or guidance. In short, I adore her and after reading this, I adore Ash every more. *swoon*

This truly went above and beyond my expectations for the series, as a mystery, as a romance, as a whole. I truly am on edge for more.








*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

48 comments:

  1. YES! This series is just the best! The romance is just to die for! I'm so sad that I'm going to have to wait at least a year for the next one. :(

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    1. I know! The wait is so freaking hard. At least she has a new book that will be out soon though that sounds really good to sort of hold us over until the next Lady Sherlock.

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  2. Oh wow, that's awesome this series seems to just get better and better. I own the first book and hope to read it soon.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It really is so good! I hope you start them soon and love them as well.

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  3. Lady Sherlock series?? How did I not know about this??

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  4. I read the first book in the series, but was irritated with the romance. The fact he was married and they couldn't be together bugged me. Sounds like the romance is a lot more promising now. Maybe I'll have to give it another shot. Wonderful review! :)

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    1. Definitely give it another shot, it gets better and better as it goes. ;)

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  5. I only tried book 1 but not the others

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    1. Oh you should pick up two and this one as well, so darn good and they are getting better as they go!

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  6. I have seen her name before. Another Sherry will always get my attention. :-) I watch the Sherlock TV show and love it. A lady Sherlock? I want to know more.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. If you love the show you will love this too! It really is fantastic!

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  7. I'm bummed that this series did not work for me. I'm glad that you continue to enjoy it.

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    1. I'm bummed too but it happens right? ;)

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  8. Glad this was so good! I absolutely love that cold, wintry cover, and I don't think I've seen a bad review for this series ever. I used to read a lot more historical/ Victorian type mysteries and I can see trying this series at some point, for sure.

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    1. I think these type of mysteries just might very well be my favorite. ;)

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  9. These sound amazing! I added the first one to my Amazon wish list-which I actually do buy from at times-but I might just have to go the library route. Thanks for sharing Ali!

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    1. I hope your library has them because they really are so good but even if they don't, it really is worth buying them. I can see myself re-reading these a lot. ;)

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  10. Oh this sounds fabulous Kindlemom. Thank you this is definitely going on my wish list. How is it I'm more busy now than when I was reviewing for RT? LOL

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  11. It's been so long since I read anything by Sherry Thomas! You got me at slow-burn romance and sexual tension. ;)

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    1. Woot! This series does a good job at both those things and then some. ;) I seriously need to read all her other books now.

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  12. I have this series on audio now and will listen to the first during #Fraterfest! So excited to see a five star review!

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    1. I really hope you love it Kim but I have a feeling that you will.

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  13. I'm definitely going to try this series!! I'm so glad this was another top read — and I'm very curious about the slow burn romance, lol. :)

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    1. Just be warned it is VERY slow burn but, so worth it. ;)

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  14. That sounds pretty good and that cover is really good.

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  16. I have never read anything from this author, but I have heard good things about this series. Glad to see you enjoyed this installment.

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  17. Yay! I enjoyed the first one then fell out with historical it seems for 2018 so haven't stayed up with them. When I get back with historicals though. Oo!

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    1. Definitely when you feel like the genre again pick it up, just so much fun.

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  18. I am intrigued! I might hve to check out this series!

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    1. I really hope you do, they really are just so much fun.

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  19. Oh very interesting~ I love it the cover and the plot!

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    1. The cover is gorgeous and the plot is pretty dang good too. ;)

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  20. Mystery and romance? I love that combination! Guess who's checking out the series. hehe

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    Vanessa
    Blushing Geek

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    1. Woo hoo! That seriously makes me excited. ;)

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  22. A female driven Sherlock series sounds great, I've never been able to get into books but have watched a few movie adaptations, so I may check this out.
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  23. this series looks amazing, I am glad to see you've been enjoying it so much

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  24. Boom! I just added all three books to my TBR. It didn't take much to convince me, haha. I love Sherlock Holmes, so a female perspective is intriguing. Plus, there's romance? And all of this is done well?? Yes, please!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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