By Brittany Cavallaro
The very last thing Jamie Watson desires is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep university simply an hour clear of his estranged father. yet that’s now not the single worry: Sherringford can also be domestic to Charlotte Holmes, the well-known detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not just Sherlock’s genius but additionally his risky temperament. From every little thing Jamie has heard approximately Charlotte, it sort of feels more secure to recognize her from afar.
From the instant they meet, there’s a stressful strength among them, they usually look extra destined to be competitors than the rest. but if a Sherringford scholar dies lower than suspicious situations, ripped immediately from the main terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes tales, Jamie can not have the funds for to maintain his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for homicide, and purely Charlotte can transparent their names. yet risk is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the one humans they could belief are every one other.
Equal components smooth, exciting, and hilarious, A learn in Charlotte is the 1st in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.
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It was the size of a walnut and it was wrapped in thin golden foil. I peeled off the foil. It was a piece of chocolate-covered candy. I broke it open. It was a cherry. Red juice spilled onto the ground. I ate it. I licked my fingers. It was no hazelnut buttercream, but it was close. When I looked up, the little girl was on the step. ” she said. “Yes,” I said. “But my favorites are buttercreams. ” “I planted it in the spring,” she said. “I planted a potato seed. It was supposed to be a potato. But nobody picked it when it was time to dig potatoes.
Uri felt around, found a place. ” I slept. I dreamed I was standing underwater. A waterfall maybe, or a faucet, splashing in my face, my eyes. I struggled to breathe. I woke up. Above me, at the edge of the rubble, stood a boy with schoolbooks strapped over his shoulder, blue sky above him, a boy laughing, urinating in my face. ” Uri shouted, and threw a brick. The boy vanished. 39 We went from that place to another, and another. We slept in many places. All were cold. Sometimes I awoke with snow in my ear.
My eyes popped open, though in the blackness there was nothing to see. ” I blurted. Uri snorted. ” 24 7 Those were the good times. Our icebox, our cellar shelves, were full of food. We ate peaches in brandy and peanut butter and caviar sandwiches. We ate apples and lemon Danish and cheese puffs and hickory-smoked trout. We ate candy all day long. My favorite was buttercream with a hazelnut inside. There was usually only one to a candy box and often not even that, and I was not good at telling them on sight.