Book View: Every Breath

Every Breath by Ellie Marney
Series: Every #1
Published by Allen & Unwin on January 1st 1970
Pages: 335

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...


Every Breath is a book I got from my Aussie penpal and it took me a little bit to get into the lingo. I loved the characters right off. It screams Sherlock Holmes in a lot of ways. Rachel is a country girl stuck in the city and dealing with adjusting. The closest friend she’s made lives two doors down and is a boy named James Mycroft. He’s a genius and a bit on the edge at times. When a homeless man they know and talk to is murdered, they dive into finding out what happened.

I loved both Watts and Mycroft. I love the play off of Sherlock Holmes and the way they interact. Both are complicated messy characters. I loved the feel of mystery and clue-hunting. Also, there’s some budding chemistry between the friends and I love seeing that develop and lead to some very intense scenes.


I’ll definitely be looking for more books, I think there’s more featuring these two. 🙂

Latest posts by Kristen (see all)

One response to “Book View: Every Breath

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.