You guys! I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Mind Games – A Lock & Mori novel! I loved book 1 and the ending just had me dying to get my hands on this second book! I am so excited to tell you that I loved it… BUT I’ll share more on why I loved it after I tell you about the book:
Mind Games by Heather W. Petty
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Also by this author: Lock & Mori
Published by Simon and Schuster on December 6th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Law & Crime, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
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.
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..
Mind Games picks up shortly after the arrest of Mori’s abusive father … and even though he is behind bars she still doesn’t feel safe! The police have received anonymous tips that implicate Mori in the deaths of the Regent’s Park Killer and she has started to receive threatening notes at her doorstep. Thankfully she has the ever present Lock to lean on and help her figure out who is threatening her safety and innocence. His brilliant (if frustrating) mind will certainly be able to help her determine who is trying to frame her and take her brothers from her life.
I love books with just the perfect amount of mystery in them, and with a story that involves a young Sherlock and Moriarty you know you have one hell of a mystery to look forward to. I love that Petty doesn’t give a single thing away until she means to and I found myself immersed in the story and trying to figure out who was doing what with every page I turned. It was fruitless, because while things may seem apparent at times, I found that they most certainly were not as telling as I thought.
I have to mention the romance here because if you know anything about Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty, then you have to be wondering where the heck this aspect of the story is going, because I certainly am. I love Lock and Mori together… the way they just click is wonderfully done… and Lock definitely makes me swoon and the kissing *sigh*. But I am still on the fence with where Mori really stands on her relationship with Lock. You get the feeling that she wants it desperately, and it makes sense for her… as someone who feels like she can count on no one but herself… but she seems to have convinced herself that it just has no future and that makes me sad. SO I’m enjoying the kissing while it’s happening because I feel like there are some things that are going to happen in coming books that might derail it … hopefully only for a short time.
There is quite a bit of action in this installment as well, so if you’re looking for something fast-paced this will definitely have you hooked. With her father in jail, you’d think a lot of the excitement of the first book might have slowed down a bit, but it seems that he still has some reach and there are a lot of other people in Mori’s life that cast a bit of suspicion and danger that she is forced to deal with.
Overall, a wonderful second book in the series that has me looking forward to more! If you are looking for a fast-paced story full of action and intrigue with a touch of romance, I highly recommend this series.
Thank you to the publisher for an early copy in exchange for my honest thoughts!
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