Every Breath - Ellie Marney

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Every Breath - 
Ellie Marney
Released: September, 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Synopsis: 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...

What I thought: There are so many Holmes-esque things out there these days - BBC's Sherlock, CBS's Elementary, the two Robert Downey Jnr. films, Anthony Horowitz's new Sherlock story - and now we have a Young Adult adaptation, which doesn't do too badly. Personally, I can't get enough of Sherlock Holmes and all the different adaptations out there, and now Ellie Marney's series can be adding to my list. Sure, some of it is quite unrealistic, but if you look past that, Every Breath is a really enjoyable story. Rachel Watts has moved from the country to the big city of Melbourne and despite the friends she's made, she doesn't like it at all. She longs to be back on her old farm, doing manual labour that would make any girl cry. James Mycroft is an eccentric genius, with a tragic past and throughout the book there is plenty of references to Holmes and Watson.

There adventure is full of danger and gruesome work, but the dynamic duo have their mind set on solving a murder case, and nothing can get in their way. Plus it must be easy work when you have a genius with amazing observational skills by your side.

James and Rachel's detective work is reasonable, and logical, and doesn't stretch the boundaries of realism too much. But my most favourite part of this story is the fact that Watts and Mycroft have a really strong attraction - about damn in my opinion! What's even better is Marney giving us a series of books rather than just a stand-alone, and I for one cannot wait!

The Good: The Watts/Mycroft romance trumped all for me!

The Bad: A few parts left me shaking my head, thinking that wouldn't really happen.


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