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Published by HarperCollins on March 6th 2018
Genres: Law & Crime, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
The hotly anticipated final book in the New York Timesbestselling Charlotte Holmes trilogy, in which Charlotte and Jamie finally face their longtime enemy…and their true feelings for each other.
It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken. Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t seem to fall for. Until strange things start happening to him. Strange things that might mean nothing at all—or that someone is after him again.
Charlotte is on the run, from Lucien Moriarty and from her own mistakes. No one has seen her since that fateful night on the lawn in Sussex. Charlotte wants it that way. She knows she isn’t safe to be around. She knows that her Watson can’t forgive her.
Holmes and Watson may not be looking to reconcile, but there is someone who wants the team back together. Someone who has been quietly observing them both. Making plans. Biding their time. Someone who wants to see one of them suffer and the other one dead.
The Case for Jamie is the third book in the Charlotte Holmes series and I read this one thinking it was going to be the last one but found out there will be a fourth book coming out! I’ve been waiting for this book for what feels like a while so when my sister won a copy, I immediately claimed it. I won’t mention any spoilers, so I don’t ruin anything but don’t be mad if I’m a bit vague on some things.
This third book picks up a year after August’s death and things are very different for Jamie and Charlotte as they haven’t spoken in that time. Jamie is back at school at Sherringford and is really just trying to finish out his senior year without any issues. Unfortunately, some strange things have been happening that pull him back into the danger he thought he left behind. While I wasn’t a fan of the relationship, I was glad he had someone to lean on to get through. I also loved seeing Jamie lean more on his dad and engage more with his family…like Shelby (his sister).
Charlotte knows that it isn’t safe for her to be around those she cares about so she has been hiding from everyone but in true Charlotte fashion, she is also hunting for clues of where Lucien Moriarty might be as well as what he is up to next. Seeing her on her own wasn’t surprising – we all know that Charlotte is smart, and a survivor and I love how tough she is but when Leander finally comes to her and she lets him take care of her, I actually enjoyed seeing that vulnerable side to her.
I love that this novel is told from both Jamie’s and Charlotte’s points of view. Since they aren’t together, getting both perspectives helps to build out the story and even though they are separated, they are still tied together and when Cavallaro does bring them back together, it is done in the best way. <spoiler> I also have to say…the way that she wrapped this book up was perfect and while I initially had a “wait a second” reaction, it was actually exactly how it had to happen. Sorry – I know that is vague and leading, but it was one of my favorite parts. </spoiler>
The character development throughout these books has been fantastic and I love that Cavallaro doesn’t just focus on Charlotte and Jamie. She has built up the supporting characters so well I continue to want more story with them involved – Leander, Elizabeth, Lena…all have a role in the story and I really hope we see more of them.
If you haven’t started the Charlotte Holmes series yet you are missing out and need to go read them now. Cavallaro does such a wonderful job of developing this world around Charlotte and Jamie and the twists and turns she builds into each book only adds to the story. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series even though I have no idea what it is going to be about. All I know is that I’m glad this cast of characters are not going away. Go get this book when you can and I will just be waiting here to see what happens next.