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This is the sequel to a Study in Charlotte. Jamie and Charlotte are spending the winter holiday together. The has been a shift in their relationship and they don't know how to move forward, luckily there is a kidnapping. They feelings get pushed aside as they try to find Charlotte's uncle with the help of August Moriarty.
This book takes place immediately after the first book. Charlotte and Jamie survived their first encounter with the Moriarty family. When Charlotte's uncle gets kidnapped they need to seek help from August the black sheep of the Moriarty family.
This book separated Charlotte and Jamie. He tried so hard to prove himself to be worthy of taken seriously. He knows that he isn't as smart as Charlotte but he can provide help. I really thought Jamie grew as the book went on.
My favorite part of this book wasn't the mystery or the character development it was the romantic relationship. Charlotte and Jamie do have feelings for one another but because of Charlotte's past trauma they don't know how to move forward.
We did get a section from Charlotte's POV and she elaborated on her fears of being touched and how that could effect her relationship. It felt like such an honest portray of moving forward when there is so much trauma and negative emotions associated with being touched.
I gave this book a B.
It had an explosive ending and I can't wait until the next book.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.