Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Undead Client

Sherlock Holmes has only been deceased a month when Dr. John Watson, still grieving, recounts his final case with Holmes. A terrifying mystery, it sends Watson and Holmes into the dark reaches of London’s back alleys – and the human soul. It begins when Anne Prescott, a lovely Scottish nurse, begs Sherlock Holmes and Watson to help her find her fiancé and her sister, who have gone missing in the teeming streets of London. Immediately, Watson feels an attraction to her that shocks him. Newly married to Mary, and deeply in love with her, he struggles to put Anne out of his mind. As Watson and Holmes dig into the slums and sewers of London looking for Anne’s fiancé and sister, they uncover a deadly web of bloody murders, horrific medical experiments, and even voodoo ritual that threatens not only London, but the entire British empire, and beyond. Watson must call on his unique combination of expertise in the medical sciences, as well as his military training to stop this killer before London —and Anne — are lost to the killer’s bloody plan. But time is short and the mystery ever more complex. How can he manage his feelings for Anne? What about his loyalty to Mary? He can’t have both.

I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

So, I’ll be really honest here.. While I am usually a fan of all things Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch..I love you <3) this book just fell short for me. It just didn’t hold my attention. I found this to be an easy read, but also easily forgotten. I enjoy stories that stay with me for days at a time, but this one just wasn’t a win for me. I did love Watson in this book. He was pretty entertaining, and I love reading from his perspective (as true to the Sherlock series.) I am not usually a fan of zombie stories, but Downing has a great writing style. 

I gave this book 2 stars because of Downings ability to create a great story, however it just wasn’t the story for me.
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Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley.


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