Series: Lock & Mori #2
Also in this series: Lock & Mori
Also by this author: Lock & Mori
Published by Simon & Schuster on December 6th 2016
Genres: Light Romance, Mystery, Retellings, Young Adult
Sherlock Holmes and Miss James “Mori” Moriarty may have closed their first case, but the mystery is far from over in the thrilling sequel to Lock & Mori, perfect for fans of Maureen Johnson and Sherlock.Amazon •
You know their names. Now discover their beginnings.
Mori’s abusive father is behind bars…and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting that Mori—not her father—is the Regent’s Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are beginning to believe them.
Through it all, Lock—frustrating, brilliant, gorgeous Lock—is by her side. The two of them set out to discover who is framing Mori, but in a city full of suspects, the task is easier said than done. With the clock ticking, Mori will discover just how far she is willing to go to make sure that justice is served, and no one—not even Lock—will be able to stop her.
“…Am I afraid of what you might be? Or am I afraid of what I know for certain I would be without the constraints of law?” He looked me straight in the eyes and asked, “Am I more afraid of you or myself?”
“Mind Games” picks up just a couple of weeks after the first book so not much time has passed for the characters.
Mori’s situation is one of those that really frustrate, fascinate, and scare the crap out of me at the same time. Her abusive father might have been arrested, but he was a well liked cop, and he has plenty of guys on the inside willing to stick to his side rather than the side of the law.
Mori herself highly developed as a character in this installment of the series. It’s still too early to tell if she’ll actually follow the footsteps of her namesake or not, but the confusion, intention, and ability was prevalent though this book.
Lock is brilliant as always, but skittish around Mori as he works toward her forgiveness for something he’s not really all that sorry for. He also seems to struggle with how much space to give Mori; if he should leave her alone with her thoughts as she wants or pull her closer and risk being pushed away.
Overall, Mind Games wasn’t as action packed as the first book but it was shrouded in mystery. This installment of the series seemed to be a build up for the third book, which will hopefully have more of the action we saw in the first book.