Summer had barely begun and already the city of Janloon was like a spent lover–sticky and fragrant. (Kindle loc. 125) And with that line, Fonda Lee’s book grabbed me at the end of the first paragraph and didn’t let go.
Holy crap, you guys. This book is…not what I expected. And really, really good. Heartbreaking. Eye-opening.
My problem is, I read books and then I forget to review them. I don’t remember where I discovered Mycroft Holmes any more, but I do recall the thought process that went into purchasing it: “Huh. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an historical mystery? About Mycroft Holmes, of all people? Sure, I’ll check that out.”