Lock and Mori by Heather W. Petty

In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students—one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty—meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart.

Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more…

FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.

FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.

FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.

FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock’s one rule—they must share every clue with each other—Mori is keeping secrets.

OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can’t trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.

I won this book in a giveaway by the lovely magazine Justine. They sent me close to 15 books, this one included, and I was the happiest girl ever when I opened it!

This book started with a promising start, but by the middle of the book the mystery is solved and its filled with stupid decisions and two annoying love-sick kids.

I’ve never read a Sherlock book before (YET), so I can’t compare this to that. But, from various reviews I read about it on Goodreads, it doesn’t compare to the originals, and I believe that. This story was full of plot holes and boring scenes.

Okay, first, the whole Lock and Mori love was disgustingly boring. I also think it was unnecessary. Does society realize that not ALL good books need people to hook-up?

Second, the mystery was solved in the middle of the freaking book?! That annoyed me the most. It didn’t leave me wondering anymore because everything was figured out.


I mean, what about the heist crew? What happened there? What importance did Lock’s brother play and why did he just appear? Sadie Mae just like disappeared? And Watson? He was in like one scene.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good mystery. This just wasn’t.. a good mystery.

The Other Stuff:

This book did progress in profanity through the book. It started getting heavier and heavier. Plus, I remember one scene that involved a lot of profanity and guys saying inappropriate, sexual things to girls. Plus, if I remember correctly, it was hinted once that Lock/Mori (or both, I don’t remember) had slept with others, and it was hinted that they slept together, considering one morning she woke up and had to put Lock’s shirt on.

In the end, this book had more bad than good and I’ll probably pass on the sequel. I’ll also probably get rid of this book, soon, as I look for more shelf space.



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