Rated 3 stars
This was simply an OK book. Fortunately I didn't have enough invested in it to tick me off so I can simply shrug it off.
The problem for me with this one is that it was supposed to be about a young Sherlock Holmes and the author obviously had no feel what so ever as to the character of Sherlock Holmes. This book could have been about any kid. Any kid that is except Sherlock Holmes.
But to readers who are not long time Sherlock Holmes readers it probably worked for them. But for long time Holmes fans and like I am that that are convinced that even as an infant he had a distinctive personality and his first words were probably uttered in a sarcastic tone the book fell utterly flat. It's my opinion that the author should have used someone whose personality was not so distinctive if they felt the need to use an established character to draw in readers.