Title: The Anatomist Author: rosa acicularis Rating: M Genre: Drama Status: Complete Fandom: Sherlock (The recent BBC one) Pairings: None Spoiler The relationship between Jim and Molly is definitely, disturbingly hinted at in this context, at times, but it's not a "Pairing" in my mind. Summary: "When they are children, Moriarty is a game. A story they tell only to each other, in whispers." Jim and Molly Moriarty, from the beginning. Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6646428/1/The-Anatomist The FFN link only has the first two chapters for whatever reason. The full version can be found here: http://rosa-acicularis.livejournal.com/30916.html Length: Feels like about 30-40K words. Novella length. Reads fast. So, the premise for this one is basically "What if Molly (that medical examiner you'll remember as being daffy and kind of crushing on Sherlock on the show) was Moriarty's twin sister, and every bit as screwed up as he was, but in a slightly different way?" The writing is very, very solid. This is the kind of writing I can really get into - it's paced within an inch of its life, and you could cut the tension with a knife (that was an unfortunate rhyme), but it's very understated, very cool and collected. Stories like this, where all the pieces fit together, where the events make sense, but you can't easily predict them, are a real treat. You'll feel mildly-to-majorly disturbed throughout the entire thing. You won't really know what you're rooting for to happen in the end. I can't be too much more specific without giving away plot points. The only blemish, for me, was the end. There was one bit that felt a bit contrived, but only because the rest of it was so seamless. Read it if you're a fan of any/all of the following: 1) Sherlock Holmes 2) The BBC One version of Sherlock Holmes 3) Clean, crisp writing in present tense that moves smoothly in time and space 4) Psychological thrillers I found this to be pretty gripping all the way through. The author has a vice-like grip on the tone and the characters. The blemish at the end isn't enough for me to ding this down a full point, so this is a pretty easy 5/5 for me. Oh, yeah, if you do give it a go, one thing that confused me at first were the numbers that are used as scene breaks. Took me a bit to pick up on the fact that they're Molly's current age at the time of the scene.