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October 29, 2014 • Cee • Reviews

Ellie Marney - Every Breath book coverEvery Breath by Ellie Marney
October 14, 2014
Tundra Books
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*ARC courtesy of Netgalley

When James Mycroft drags Rachel Watts off on a night mission to the Melbourne Zoo, the last thing she expects to find is the mutilated body of Homeless Dave, one of Mycroft’s numerous eccentric friends. But Mycroft’s passion for forensics leads him to realize that something about the scene isn’t right–and he wants Watts to help him investigate the murder.

While Watts battles her attraction to bad-boy Mycroft, he’s busy getting himself expelled and clashing with the police, becoming murder suspect number one. When Watts and Mycroft unknowingly reveal too much to the cold-blooded killer, they find themselves in the lion’s den–literally. A trip to the zoo will never have quite the same meaning to Rachel Watts again…

myreviewFirst sentence: “Here I am in the photo from seven years ago—a ten-year-old rural in a blue dress.”

“Damnit, Nikki.” (This is something I say a lot to her.)

Mycroft? Watts? The names sound familiar, don’t they? If your first thought is to Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, ding ding ding. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes like many people I know, but I appreciate the classic stories and tropes that come from it. And bless, Nikki. She has some kind of magical book pushing power that always convinces me to pick up a book I know I shouldn’t because of my ever-growing TBR list. I couldn’t resist.

Every Breath follows James Mycroft, a British teenager living in Melbourne who is sort of a bad boy genius/boy next door with a huge interest in forensics, and Rachel Watts, a country girl who moved to the city and isn’t very excited about it. They embark on a murder investigation of a homeless man, and along the way, they deal with personal issues that may or may not hinder them.

Oh boy, you guys. You’re in for a treat.

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