Friday, July 3, 2015

Every Breath by Ellie Marnie

Every Breath
Author: Ellie Marney
Publisher: Tundra Books (US)
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
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I begin all Sherlock Holmes inspired stories with a healthy dose of skepticism. Authors take a lot of liberty with these classic character types and somewhere along the way the plots, and characters, lose a lot of their mystery and individuality. Luckily, this was not the case with Every Breath!

Rachel Watts unwillingly moves from the Australian countryside to Melbourne. Her first friend is her neighbor Mycroft, a genius with poor social skills and a tough home life. After finding a body in the park Rachel and Mycroft, realizing the police aren’t clamoring to solve the murder, begin their own investigation. An investigation that will put both of their lives in danger.

Rachel was an easy character to relate to. Her family lost their business and had to move to the city for better job opportunities. Rachel doesn’t want to be in Melbourne and you can feel her dislike for the city leap off the page. I really liked how, as the story progressed and Rachel’s feelings for Mycroft changed, her dislike of the city changed too.

Mycroft was easily my favorite character in this novel. I loved that his past was revealed in small incriminates. I can’t wait for the next book because I have a feeling even more of Mycroft’s life will be revealed. It also helped that the chemistry between Rachel and Mycroft was off the charts. I loved these two together! They hit me right in the feels.

Overall, Every Breath surprised me. It is one of the best Sherlock Holmes re-tellings that I have read in recent memory. The characters were well rounded, the plot was intriguing, and the feels were spot on. I can’t wait to start the sequel!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I have wanted to read this book so good to know it's a good one. :)