When eighteen-year-old Irene Adler meets her new neighbor, the gorgeous, brilliant, and arrogant Sherlock Holmes, she never expects him to be the one to make her feel like life is worth living again. Ever since her sister’s death, she’s been addicted to risk-taking as a way to deal with her depression, and Sherlock quickly becomes the biggest risk she’s ever taken.
Locked is the story of a broken girl and the genius who gives her life back to her. It’s the story of a witty prick who’s never known love, and the girl who shows him what love means. It’s the story of an unexpected connection, two people who save each other, and the importance of seeing the goodness underneath.
So, on the first page there was already a curse word, so I hoped I wasn’t in for a potty-mouth book, but actually it wasn’t really. Which made me SO happy, because I big-puffy-heart loved this book. I loved the Sherlock-Irene relationship. The author did a great job portraying Sherlock and Mycroft. My heart ached and then was ripped in two. Then the ending!! Oh my!! A Moriarty forshadowing… yay! There will be a next book. I can’t wait!
Would I recommend this to a fellow book lover? Yes. Especially if you’re a Sherlock fan.
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter? Yes. It’s a teen version of Sherlock. Complete with a murder to solve.
5 of 5 stars.