From the very first page I knew I would enjoy this book. Find out why.
Every Little Breath by Keri Beevis
One phone call can change everything…
‘Only you can save her. If she dies, it is your fault.’
When radio presenter, Casey Fallon, answers a call she assumes it is a prank. But then a woman’s body is discovered, and she finds herself up against a cruel and calculating killer who wants her to find his victims before they take their last breath.
Fifteen years ago, Casey was a key witness in the trial of serial killer, Steve Noakes, and her evidence helped put him behind bars for the murders of five women.
Someone remembers what happened that summer. Someone who is desperate for revenge. Someone who won’t stop until Casey has been punished.
‘You saved a life once. Can you do it again?’
The game is just beginning…
So, that famous prologue. It introduces us immediately to the killer, although it doesn’t tell us who they are. However, it does tell us that they have a twisted, warped mind and there is nothing they consider too low. Those first few pages are just so dark and creepy that you know you are in for a ride throughout the rest of the book.
There were parts of Every Little Breath where I guessed what was going on, and there were other parts that completely threw me. I think that is a perfect mix for a book like this. I don’t want to be totally left in the dark, I also want to feel like I am doing some amateur detective work myself.
The plot is a great one but it is the chilling settings that put the cherry on top: the basement where Casey catches Steve Fallon, her top-floor apartment with the creepy neighbour, the empty radio station where she presents her late-night show. If you are reading Every Little Breath in the dark, you will certainly be looking around, checking your setting from time to time.
I think this is the first thriller that I also tolerated the love story also present. I’d even go as far as saying that it had me as hooked as the main plot. My only pet peeve is that Detective Finn Murphy seemed to really (and almost unrealistically) change over the course of fifteen years. I was a bit disappointed to see the innocent young PC replaced with someone a bit too confident at times.
I think I’ve found a new author in Keri Beevis. I can’t wait read her other books, but I suggest you begin with Every Little Breath. Pick up your copy here.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.