Review: The Art of Theft
Title: The Art of Theft
Series: Lady Sherlock #4
Author: Sherry Thomas
Release Date: October 15th, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork—or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure. Her dear friend Lord Ingram, her sister Livia, Livia's admirer Stephen Marbleton—everyone pitches in to help and everyone has a grand time. But nothing about this adventure is what it seems and disaster is biding time on the grounds of a glittering French chateau, waiting only for Charlotte to make a single mistake...
My Review: I enjoyed this mystery quite a bit but I think I would have followed the various threads more if I had started with book one and read through the series in order. I really enjoyed the mystery of this book and I also felt a connection to the characters and cared about them by the end. I love a mystery that can keep the reader guessing but also make them invested in the characters. The book was well written and easy to read, making it hard to put down. All in all I definitely recommend the series, though its best to start with book one.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*