THE DEVIL’S BREATH (A Sydney Rye Novel, #5) by Emily Kimelman #bookreview


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One of Sydney Rye’s dear friends, Hugh Defry, has been accused of a brutal murder, but even though he has no memory of the night, Sydney believes he is incapable of such violence.
Called to investigate by Robert Maxim, a man she has until now, considered her greatest enemy, Sydney flies to Miami searching for the real killer. Rye’s suspicions are raised when she learns that Maxim not only wants to work together but also wants to build a friendship. She doesn’t begin to understand his motives until her former lover follows her to Florida to tell her a devastating secret.

As more people from her past turn up, and not knowing whom to trust, Sydney sees that her personal fight for justice has become something more than she had ever imagined and she is pushed towards making a decision that will change not just her life but possibly the future of the crime fighting.

My review:

One thing that I have found when I read a series is that, for the most part, you have favorites. Some books in the series just speak to you more and you connect better to that plot and those particular characters in that book. Here’s the thing. I don’t think I could pick my favorite Sydney Rye book. They have all been good. Each book is uniquely different but still the same. Each book shows Sydney’s growth and increasing hardness over the death of her brother.

The Devils Breath however I did enjoy a lot, maybe a little more than the previous books. You got to see a bit under Sydney’s thick armor. This time her situation was different. She wasn’t clear on who the bad guy was. She had a mystery to solve, a friend to save, all while trying to figure out if she was going to pick Mulberry or Dan. Or keep them both. After spending so much time in India, Sydney also seemed almost out of place in America. It probably didn’t help that every time she turned around people she loved and trusted seemed to have a whole different agenda than she thought. Yet another great book about the life and trials of Sydney Rye and her kick ass dog named Blue. I am so glad I stumbled upon this series. It is a great break from the normal books I read, I love how well the author incorporates all the characters seamlessly. It’s mystery/romance/action at it’s best.

Excerpt from The Devil’s Breath is available on Emily’s Website.

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Catch up in the series while you wait with the SYDNEY RYE (Books 1-3)  **Book 1 is free** and STRINGS OF GLASS (A Sydney Rye Novel,#4) on Amazon.



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  1. So glad you enjoyed THE DEVIL’S BREATH, as much, or maybe even more, than the rest of the series 🙂 Thanks for sharing about the Sydney Rye and Blue!

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