Every Word by Ellie MarneyEvery Word by Ellie Marney

Every Word

byEllie Marney

Hardcover | September 8, 2015

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James Mycroft has just left for London to investigate a car accident similar to the one that killed his parents ... without saying goodbye to Rachel Watts, his 'partner in crime'.

     Rachel is furious and worried about his strange behavior - not that Mycroft's ever exactly normal, but London is the scene of so many of his nightmares. So Rachel jumps on a plane to follow him ... and lands straight in a whole storm of trouble.

     The theft of a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, the possible murder of a rare books conservator, and the deaths of Mycroft's parents.... Can Watts help Mycroft make sense of the three events - or will she lose him forever?

     Sparks fly when Watts and Mycroft reunite in this second sophisticated thriller about the teen sleuthing duo.
Ellie Marney was born in the tropical northeast of Australia, 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 C...
Title:Every WordFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.63 × 5.75 × 1.25 inPublished:September 8, 2015Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770497757

ISBN - 13:9781770497757


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I had to reread the first two books in preparation for the finale - which let me say is completely tragic. I could take dozens of books about Rachel Watts and James Mycroft and still want more. Their relationship hits a few bumps in this sequel, but their ability to work through it and just be really amazing friends first is what makes this ship so special. They care so much about each other and Mycroft is just so broken, and just ugh, you want them to be happy. These two can also get real steamy, which I am soooo here for. I'm extremely nervous about the finale. Just let my ship sail PLEASE but I know I'm going to be a wreck the entire time.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Darker and more intense The first book was wonderful but the second book just stole the show for me. It is so brilliant in the way it's written - I could not put it down. There's so much growth here in terms of Mycroft - I'm so pleased he's finally opening up to Rachel. The mystery is so much darker this time round and Watts has so much more on the line. One thing I absolutely appreciated is how the romance between Mycroft and Watts supplemented the plot and story rather than being the focal point - because there's always a little more at stake than your love life when you're dealing with murder. I know there's a third book from Marney and I really hope Tundra picks it up for publishing because I need more!!
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing YA Murder Mystery A precious copy of Shakespeare's First Folio has gone missing from the Bodleian Library in Oxford and the Rare Books conservator who had been charged with its care has suddenly died in a car accident reminiscent of Mycroft's parents seven years ago. When Professor Walsh, a leading Australian pathologist, is asked to assist in the case, he takes Mycroft with him to investigate, unknowing his assistant's strange behaviour lately is connected to every new clue uncovered that seems eerily familiar. In London, the nightmares of Mycroft's past await his return, but does he say goodbye to Rachel before he leaves? No! He leaves a text message when he's already boarded his flight and thousands of miles away. A TEXT MESSAGE! Rachel, of course, is furious her boyfriend could just leave like that, but more importantly, she is worried about him. Mycroft has always been tight-lipped and guarded about anything in his tragic past, and Rachel is afraid being in London will cut open the emotional scars that have never healed. Impulsively buying a plane ticket, she follows him to England not knowing how he'll react, only that she can quietly support and stand by his side until he breaks down his walls and lets her in. A sense of foreboding pervades the pages of Every Word. Every time I turned the page, I felt on edge and anxious, like some new detail could emerge and just change everything. And if the sexual tension between Mycroft and Rachel was just a curious spark in Every Breath, then it has ignited into a blazing inferno in Every Word. Every kiss, every touch is loaded with sensuality and a yearning for more. Team #Wattscroft forever! Mycroft and Rachel are brilliant characters who just completely balance each other. Ellie Marney's Every Word is one of the most sophisticated, meticulously researched YA murder mysteries that I've ever read. The forensic techniques and explanations/theories devised during the investigation all felt within the realm of possibility. Elle Marney has surely outdone herself this time! I absolutely loved Every Word. What an amazing crime thriller! Move Ellie Marney's Every series to the top of your TBR right now—you'll be thanking me for the recommendation later when you're done binge-reading it.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than the first book! Anyone who knows me well knows I love anything even remotely Sherlockian, so when I discovered the Every series, I was incredibly excited. I loved Every Breath, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on Every Word, although I’ll admit I was nervous…I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to the first book or that it would lose that spark that made the first one so special. Having now devoured Every Word, I can say I think I might love it even more than the first book, and that’s saying a lot! Every Word picks up several months after the events of Every Breath. Rachel is still on house arrest, and her time with Mycroft is limited, but their relationship is going strong…until he takes off suddenly for London to help investigate an accident similar to the one that killed his parents and left him with unspeakable emotional scars. Knowing what Mycroft is like, Rachel is sure he’ll need help - specifically her help - so she goes after him. What ensues…London! Sexytimes! Excitement! Intrigue! Horrifying, gruesome events that will possibly leave you traumatized and having nightmares! Seriously, this book has everything. And it was so much more than I expected in a lot of ways - a lot sexier, a lot more disturbing, a lot more twisted, a lot more exciting. It was incredibly mature and yet maintained its YA feel. Mycroft absolutely broke my heart. He was so damaged, and there were things he said and did that made me want to just break down and sob. He and Rachel are both such vivid, real characters, I feel almost like I’m Rachel and I’m right there with Mycroft as he says these things that alternately break your heart, piss you off, and make you swoon. Marney does an incredible job of making you feel like you’re part of the story - you can see everything unfold with perfect clarity. Having just been to London for the first time in June, it was thrilling to recognize places mentioned in the book (especially 221B Baker Street, which I recognized the moment they emerged from the tube station and mentioned the Pizza Express across the street!), and it was one of many, many elements that made me feel connected to the story. I’d be reading and when I had to go back to real life, it was almost jarring because I was so sucked into the story. These books would make a terrific TV show or movie. I can’t recommend Every Breath and Every Word highly enough. I’ve read a lot of Sherlock-esque books, and I think these books - Every Word in particular - are my new favourites. With tons of action, a romance that will leave you breathless, and a mystery that keeps you guessing (and raises even more questions by the end), Every Word is a must read.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book I loved this book. If it weren't for family obligations, I would have read it through in one sitting. Once I had this book in hand, I couldn't wait to find out what mystery would confront the inquisitive pair. In their last book, Mycroft and Watts helped the Melbourne police solve the murder of their friend Dave. Eight weeks have elapsed since that event and the duo are still trying to work out the kinks in their relationship, mainly that Rachel is effectively grounded from seeing James unsupervised. Things come to a dramatic head when he learns of the death of Daniel Gardener, a rare book conservator, at a library in England, that had just lost an extremely valuable copy of a first edition folio of William Shakespeare's plays. Mr. Gardener died in a car jacking that sounded suspiciously like the one in which James' parents lost their lives. Could these two incidents be connected. From this point on, the story goes into overdrive and the plot progresses at a record pace. Over the next week we learn about the true depth of their feelings and commitment to each other. The two work so well together, like Holmes and Watson who inspired them. They continue to compliment each others strengths. I enjoyed seeing Rachel take more of a lead and carry out some investigations on her own. This is a complex plot that is carefully revealed to the reader with lots of bits and pieces just waiting to be fit together. I found it believable that Mycroft would have been asked to help in the investigation. It was a bit harder to accept Rachel's determination to follow him, but it is true that if teenagers are anything, they are impulsive and seldom think through the consequences of their actions. I was sad then this book ended. I really like the character of Mycroft and didn't want to leave him. Author Ellie Marney has done a terrific job of developing these two characters and the groundwork has been laid for a successful continuing series.
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An overall amazing series! *This review is spoiler-free for the entire series* I loved Every Breath, the first book in this series and when I saw Every Word on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it. Every Word is just an awesome sequel to an already great series. Following the events of the first book, Rachel and Mycroft are back to their crime-solving ways, except this time, it’s in London. I loved Rachel and Mycroft. Rachel, as always, is kick-ass and awesome. I loved her smartness even in the face of danger. As usual, Mycroft is back to his clue-solving ways but I love that even though he could carry the duo on his own, Rachel is there to support him. Ultimately though, Rachel and Mycroft are even better as a couple. They are just so damn adorable and hormonal, it’s awesome. Every time they were in the same room, I was like “okay yes this mystery is nice but now KISS”. I really enjoyed how the character arcs continued from the first book and how the plot expanded and I can definitely see how it’ll continue onto the next book. I’m so excited to read the sequel, I need it in my hands yesterday. Overall, Every Word was a fantastic sequel to a thrilling Sherlock-retelling series. I really enjoyed it and I’m so damn excited to read the next book.
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this series so much! God. I forgot how much I love Watts and Mycroft. The book really started out with a bang on that romantic front. I just really adore those two so much. So. Much. In this book, we see Mycroft jetting off to London to help on a case with a startlingly similar MO as the murder of his own parents. Worried, Watts chases after him to London, only to get caught up in all the drama and action, as the pair always seem to. While Every Breath was action packed, Every Word is more emotionally heavy. The relationship between Mycroft and Watts is probably my favourite thing about this series. They're both intelligent and they compliment each other so well. When they're together, you can just tell that they were made for each other. And that chemistry. Oh boy. *fans self* Sparks fly between the two and it makes me so so so happy. I started reading the beginning of this book when I was out with relatives and I had to try so hard to keep myself from smiling really hard because of the really hot scenes between Mycroft and Watts. It's rare that I enjoy the character relationships in a novel more than the plot or the concept of the novel. I still adore the plot and the mystery of it all. As always, there's a lot of mystery and forensic-y stuff which I love. Mycroft is well versed in forensics but he's not an expert yet so it's fun to see him learning from others instead of teaching people as he always seems to be in his adult portrayals. It's always great fun to read an awesome Sherlock retelling. I just really love this series a lot okay. Rachel Watts and James Mycroft are everything. I will probably be re reading the first one whenever I get around to purchasing the first book because I can't get enough of Watts and Mycroft. I also can't wait for the last book, Every Move. I'm super sad that it's ending, but I'm excited to see how Ellie Marney is going to end the series.
Date published: 2015-07-06

Editorial Reviews

“.... the intensity of Rachel’s and Mycroft’s relationship is a solid hook, drawing the reader into quickly accelerating action and suspense. Peppered with liberal references to Sherlock Holmes, including a visit to 221B Baker Street, Every Word is a combustible mix of romance and murder mystery, and will appeal to young adult readers who like a good dose of adrenaline with their literature.” - VOYA Magazine