Adapted to film · mystery

Enola Holmes – Nancy Springer ★★★★

Blurb; Now a Netflix film starring Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill with a screenplay by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). Upon the disappearance of their mother, Enola Holmes, the child sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes runs away to become a fugitive private detective herself.

When Enola Holmes, sister to the detective Sherlock Holmes, discovers her mother has disappeared, she quickly embarks on a journey to London in search of her. But nothing can prepare her for what awaits. Because when she arrives, she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess, fleeing murderous villains, and trying to elude her shrewd older brothers–all while attempting to piece together clues to her mother’s strange disappearance. Amid all the mayhem, will Enola be able to decode the necessary clues and find her mother?

My Review; This is one of my bargain buys from Amazon at just £2. I had also seen it on Netflix but as an avid book lover I always have to read the book first before watching. That’s my rule which I think a lot of readers can relate to. I am also a huge fan with anything to do with sherlock Holmes. Anything. With my first child I was sat watching it while having contractions all night!

I knew this was right up my street! I didn’t know he had a younger sister. So meet Enola! Just as clever as Sherlock but miles younger. She’s off to find where her mother has gone but along the way she encounters danger and another run away. I loved it all. But I must say this could have been so much more. I felt they cut the ending very suddenly and gave all answers away just to finish it when it could have been so much longer and more for me.

At just 170 ish pages it’s a short read and I would have happily devoured another 170 pages of it too. But I loved it. I just wanted more, which is the sign of a good book I suppose. An easy read. An enjoyable read. Clever. A well deserved four stars from me.

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