The Case for Jamie Book Review

The Case for Jamie is the third book in the Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro.


It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken.

Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t seem to fall for.

Charlotte is on the run, from Lucien Moriarty and from her own mistakes. No one has seen her since that fateful night on the lawn in Sussex—and Charlotte wants it that way. She knows she isn’t safe to be around. She knows her Watson can’t forgive her.

Holmes and Watson may not be looking to reconcile, but when strange things start happening, it’s clear that someone wants the team back together. Someone who has been quietly observing them both. Making plans. Biding their time.

Someone who wants to see one of them suffer and the other one dead.


The Case for Jamie is completely different from the previous books as the perspectives change each chapter between Jamie and Charlotte as they aren’t with each other or even speaking to each other after the events in the previous book.

I found this book extremely well written, especially with the changing of perspective which I quite enjoyed as I could learn what both Jamie and Charlotte are doing. Both Charlotte and Jamie are trying cope with the actions done during the summer and both are struggling to let the past go.

Jamie has a new girlfriend but compares her to Charlotte and Charlotte is missing her only friend. It was a new experience seeing them as individuals, however it was needed after the previous book and for the both of them to heal.

It was interesting that the book didn’t start with a murder, however Jamie begins to be framed for things he didn’t do. Lucian Moriarty has returned and the easiest way to get to Charlotte Holmes is through Jamie Watson.

This was a fasted paced book with both Jamie and Charlotte working the same case but coming together in the end to solve the mystery. I especially loved the emails at the end for the epilogue.

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