I’m not a big fan of series. In fact I usually go out of my way to avoid them. Apart from the fact I really dislike reading hyped books, which are usually part of a series, I generally forget what the each book as I wait for each instalment to be published. There are only a handful of series I’ve been liked enough to be dedicated to finishing and Ellie Marney’s thrilling Sherlock Holmes-inspired Every trilogy is without a doubt one of my favourites.
Despite seeing dozens of great reviews and having been excited for Every Breath for months, it took me a while to get around to reading the first book in the series. However, I was not disappointed when I finally got my act together.
For me, the thing which made this series fantastic was the characters. While they’re based on Sherlock and Watson, Marney bought her own unique style to Mycroft and Watts. Electric and engaging, they’re a true partnership. There’s undeniable chemistry between the pair from the outset and the way this evolved over the course of the books was one of my favourite elements of the series. Character development is never sacrificed for the sake mystery in this series.
The series jumps from urban and rural Australia to London seamlessly, with each book focused on a thrilling mystery. But the beauty of the series is that it doesn’t rely solely on these adventures, with powerful, loveable characters just as crucial to its appeal. The Every series is perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, contemporary or crime novels.