To me the sign of a good book is feeling sad when I come to the end and having turned the last page I genuinely felt upset that I was saying goodbye to such a wonderful set of characters.
Needless to say I absolutely loved this novel.
I felt so intensely drawn into Victorian London, the central character is beautifully put together, as are they all, and I loved the fact that she was far from perfect, who of us are, the reader truly gets to understand and empathise with her and becomes desperate to know how her life, and therefore the book, will develop. The plot twists and turns keeping the reader on the edge of their seat, I just could not put it down. As a Holmes fan I found the interweaving of some of his best stories very intriguing and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, crime or romantic novel, it ticks every box.