What if Sherlock Holmes was the boy next door? A smart, sexy thriller for teenagers. 'Quirky and real, fast-paced and full of great characters.I was hooked from the first page.' - Cath Crowley
Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne from the country, but the city is the last place she wants to be.
James Mycroft is her neighbour, an intriguingly troubled seventeen-year-old who's also a genius with a passion for forensics.
Despite her misgivings, Rachel finds herself unable to resist Mycroft when he wants her help investigating a murder. He's even harder to resist when he's up close and personal - and on the hunt for a cold-blooded killer.
When Rachel and Mycroft follows the murderer's trail, they find themselves in the lion's den - literally. A trip to the zoo will never have quite the same meaning again.
Sizzling chemisty and urban intrigue combine in this thriller from a fresh, exciting new talent.
'I loved this book. It's quirky and real, fast-paced and full of great characters. Mycroft and Watts are smart, sexy, flawed detectives. The tension between them is electric. I was hooked from the first page.' - Cath Crowley, author of Graffiti Moon
Ellie Marney was born in Brisbane, and has lived in Indonesia, Singapore and India. Now she writes, teaches, talks about kids' literature at libraries and schools, and gardens when she can, while living in a country idyll (actually a very messy wooden house on ten acres with a dog and lots of chickens) near Castlemaine, in north-central Victoria. Her partner and four sons still love her, even though she often forgets things and lets the housework go.
Ellie's short stories for adults have won awards and been published in various anthologies. Every Breath is her first novel for young adults.
Young adult fiction
Commended ALIA Top Ten Most-Borrowed YA Books 2015 AU; Short-listed Davitt Awards - Best Debut 2014 AU; Short-listed Ned Kelly Awards, Best First Crime Novel 2014 AU; Short-listed Inky Awards, Gold Inky 2014 AU
A & U Children
13 - 18
Young adult fiction