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Mind Games (Lock & Mori Book 2) Kindle Edition
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"This sequel builds on the suspense of the first [book], digging deeper into Mori’s dark side and her descent into desperation. The cliff hanger ending will certainly snag readers for the forthcoming final installment." (Booklist )
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- Print Length : 305 pages
- Publication Date : December 6, 2016
- File Size : 2306 KB
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint Edition (December 6, 2016)
- ASIN : B01BKR47OG
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1481423061
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,126,624 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This second book has the same great characters as the first, the same tone as the first (surprisingly just as dark) and does have a rather interesting, albeit somewhat predictable, mystery. The book, however, does tend to meander a bit. It focuses a lot on the relationship between Mori and Sherlock quite a bit more. Which, while interesting and more established than the first book, can be a little grating by the seventh time that Mori mentions she can't be with Sherlock while still being with Sherlock. The book also suffers with dragging out the mystery until the very end of the book, leading to most of the book simply forgetting it exists until someone brings it up again.
There are a lot of great scenes with Sherlock in this book that we didn't really get in the first book. Although Mori is the main character, most of the character development is focused on Sherlock and his determination to not only keep going forward but to try to keep Mori safe and by his side. Mori definitely gets darker as a character, as her entire determination is focused around killing her father, as it was by the ending of the last book.
Once again, the book totes that this is a Sherlock Holmes/James Moriarty story. And once again, there is very little that connects this to the classic stories. Arguably, there are more references in this book than were in the last, including a mention of a group of criminals that were hypothetically run by Mori, another mention of Watson and Gregson. However, anyone looking for a direct adaptation will again be highly disappointed. Take this story as it's own story. Don't try to compare it to the Sherlock Holmes novels.
If you liked the first book, you'll definitely like Mind Games, which plays less like another story and more like a continuation of the first book. The biggest flaw about the book is the painful cliffhanger ending. Otherwise, it's just as fun as the last book, if not more and I highly recommend it for a quick and enjoyable read.
“Mind Games” picks up just a couple of weeks after the first book so not much time has passed for the characters.
Mori’s situation is one of those that really frustrate, fascinate, and scare the crap out of me at the same time. Her abusive father might have been arrested, but he was a well liked cop, and he has plenty of guys on the inside willing to stick to his side rather than the side of the law.
Mori herself highly developed as a character in this installment of the series. It’s still too early to tell if she’ll actually follow the footsteps of her namesake or not, but the confusion, intention, and ability was prevalent though this book.
Lock is brilliant as always, but skittish around Mori as he works toward her forgiveness for something he’s not really all that sorry for. He also seems to struggle with how much space to give Mori; if he should leave her alone with her thoughts as she wants or pull her closer and risk being pushed away.
Overall, Mind Games wasn’t as action packed as the first book but it was shrouded in mystery. This installment of the series seemed to be a build up for the third book, which will hopefully have more of the action we saw in the first book.
Thanks to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Lock & Mori: Mind Games by Heather W. Petty. This sequel begins two weeks after the first book in the Lock & Mori series ends. Alice, a close friend of their mother's, comes to stay with Mori and her brothers while their father is being investigated. A severed hand is found in the outside garbage can causing suspicion to fall on Mori. The four siblings try to go to school, but are bombarded by reporters and angry people. Alice helps more than the siblings could have imagined and even though their father has been arrested, he still continues to threaten their safety. This story keeps twisting and unraveling and then finally shows who the killer is and why. Mori loves her brothers and struggles to keep them safe and together and she shows maturity beyond her years. Lock and his brother Mycroft help keep the siblings safe and work with Mori to solve the murders that have been taking place. The author has created a complex story around Sherlock and Moriarty and they have a strong friendship and charming relationship. 5 stars for this suspenseful and thrilling mystery!