Whodunnit? || Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Posted January 14, 2015 by Wendy in Reviews / 7 Comments

Whodunnit? || Every Breath by Ellie MarneyEvery Breath by Ellie Marney
Published by Tundra on October 14th 2014
Genres: Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars

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...From the Hardcover edition.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Why Did I Read?

I have heard so many raving things about this one! I loved mystery books when I was younger and Sherlock as the boy next door? I was hooked.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this one! It’s really unique, it’s set in Melbourne, Australia so for me, it was interesting to be put in a different location. There were definitely some terms I wasn’t used to at first so that took a bit to be acclimated to but then it was like second nature!

So, Rachel Watts and her next door neighbor James Mycroft start investigating the murder of a homeless man that they had previously befriended. Sometimes teen investigations can come off sounding incredulous but honestly, everything in Every Breath was smart and well put together and I loved how genius Mycroft was.

Mycroft is this brooding guy that is himself a bit of a mystery, at least where his past is involved. We get brushes of it which only intrigues me more (which is why I need the next book like now) and it’s interesting how that works into his friendship with Watts. Watts hates being in the city, after living her whole life in the country, but the only good thing is Mycroft and her other friends from school. I adored their friendship and then the beginning of their relationship. This is the stuff OTPs are made of, you guys!

The character development is really amazing. It’s the kind of story telling that pulls you into the minds of the characters and make them seem so tangible and real. The mystery aspect actually was very much a mystery to me. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I totally didn’t figure it out until near the end.

In Short…

Do you love to root for OTPs with all your heart and soul? Read this. Do you like mystery stories where it’s actually sort of genius and it does not at all come off as implausible with teen investigators? Read this! Do you like the idea of Sherlock as the boy next door?? (The answer to this should always be yes) Read this!

My Rating: mario_star_four

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    7 responses to “Whodunnit? || Every Breath by Ellie Marney

    1. Between you and Danielle, it sounds like I really need to get on this one! LOL. I’m not really a huge fan of mysteries, but if the romance is solid, then I’m game! I also like that it doesn’t seem too far fetched with them being teens. I’ll definitely have to give this a try! 😀

    2. I’ve been wondering about this one!! I’ve seen a lot of people mentioning it lately, but can’t decide if it’s my THING! I do like mysteries and obviously brooding boys, so maybe I’ll start considering it more seriously. haha

    3. I’m intrigued. I’ve kind of been on the fence about this one because I’m feeling a little Sherlocked out at the moment, but maybe I should keep it in mind for a later date. Mysteries and mysterious boys can always spice up a story…

    4. Oh I am so happy you loved this one too!! I hardly ever read contemporaries and this one was my first 5-star contemporary ever 😀 I loved everything about this, Mycroft, the ship with Watts, the mystery, the setting, the humor, the ROMANCE (♥♥♥!!) and all the feels everything brought on! I was hooked from the first pages and now, like you, I NEED the sequel, like yesterday XD Fantastic review Wendy^^ x

    5. Okay well your “in short” section has me scrambling for my kindle. This has been on my TBR for ages and I have yet to read a negative review for it! Gonna try and start this before the month ends!

    6. This book exploded onto my radar and I am really excited to read it with all the positive reviews! I definitely think I am going to love this one. This is the first time I heard it was set in Australia though and that makes me even more excited!

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