Review: The Case for Jamie

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.

The Case for Jamie takes place a year after the last book, in which Jamie and Charlotte haven’t seen nor heard from each other in that time. Jamie finally felt that it was best to move on from Charlotte Holmes, and Charlotte felt that she needed to hunt for Lucien Moriarty on her own. And now that the two are separated, we were introduced to more of Charlotte’s point-of-view in alternating chapters with Jamie’s, which was a nice change of pace.

I really felt bad for Jamie throughout this book. He began to feel bad about himself and kind of just wanted some of that normalcy he had before meeting Charlotte, but also missed her incredibly. Right now I can really relate to that with where I am in my life switching jobs – I miss the normal way of my life for the past four years, but also think I might like my new setting. It’s hard; change is hard. Though I am happy that Jamie and Charlotte are eventually reunited and take care of things together once again.

There were some “I should’ve seen that coming” moments in the book, and I loved that I missed them because it just made my jaw drop. Though I feel like there wasn’t too much of a plot in this one, now that I’m looking back on it. It was more like the after effects of the past two books and honestly what Lucien pulls in this book is like… why???

Regardless, this book is another good one that I’d recommend, and the last four pages of the book between Jamie and Charlotte is so friggin’ adorable!

Rating: 4/5 stars

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