The plot for this book fascinated me enough to request it from Netgalley, and while I think it shows a promising start to a new series, I did not connect with the story.The premise and location of this book is what interested me the most about this book, and the fact that the character of IQ has been described as a take on a Sherlock Holmes. I love Sherlock Holmes. He’s one of the best detectives, in my opinion. So knowing that, I was really looking forward to this book.
My main problem with the book is that the author jumps around in the story a lot, following two plot lines—one in 2005 and the other set in 2013—which just confused the story for me. I found myself skipping over one story to continue on with the other, and that is not good. I think the story would have gone better if they had been separate books. If Joe Ide had just focused on one plot line and fleshed that out, and maybe created a short story out of the other, I think I would have liked this book more.
Overall, I think this book has promise, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
My rating: 2/5 stars
*I received an arc copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review