Book Review: Every Breath


Every Breath

Ellie Marney

Goodreads Summary:

Rachel Watts is an unwilling new arrival to Melbourne from the country. James Mycroft is her neighbour, an intriguingly troubled seventeen-year-old genius with a passion for forensics. Despite her misgivings, Rachel finds herself unable to resist Mycroft when he wants her help investigating a murder. And when Watts and Mycroft follow a trail to the cold-blooded killer, they find themselves in the lion’s den – literally.

A night at the zoo will never have quite the same meaning again…

My Thoughts:

I am a self-proclaimed fan of all things Sherlock related, so a request for this book was a no-brainer when it showed up as a book for early review on LibraryThing.  I enjoyed the book.  It had a good storyline and was a tip of the hat to the Sherlock stories without being over-the-top.  I liked the romantic chemistry between Mycroft and Watts, and the mystery played out well.  The downside to this book was the profanity.  I get that it fit the characters, but profanity in books is always a turn-off to me.


Would I recommend this to my fellow book lovers?  Eh.  It’s a take it or leave it book.
Would I recommend this book for children/teens?  No.  I don’t like the glorified use of cigarettes and overall teen independence.


3.5 of 5 stars


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