Published February 6th 2015
Sixteen-year-old Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s bloody body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind and then everything fades to black.
After a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal demons, Leo’s dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered and they seem to be oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.
When Leo allows her friend, Henry to drag her into the haunted Lucien Mansion, misty ghosts appear, ghosts that just might lead to her mother’s murderer.
Will Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will she fight to find her mother’s killer – only to become his next victim?
I’m so impressed with this book! The writing is really great and the characters are interesting and complex. I thought the plot was really cool and entertaining. Don’t Forget To Breathe is one of the best murder mysteries I’ve read and I can’t wait to check out Cathrina Constantine’s other books.
I did find the main character to be really teenager-y. She had the stereotypical “teenage attitude” and I felt like it was a little over the top. I did like Leo but I thought she could have been more real.
There was quite a bit of romance and a borderline love triangle so that was interesting. I’m not a fan of love triangles at all but I could deal with this one.
There was a lot of creepy stuff but nothing super scary so this would be a good one to read if you don’t like really scary books but still want some creepy.
Overall, Don’t Forget To Breathe was a fun, entertaining read. I read it in just a couple of sittings and I wasn’t bored at all. I wasn’t totally into the romance but it wasn’t a big deal.
If you’re looking for a creepy murder mystery, I’d recommend Don’t Forget To Breathe.
Book provided by author in exchange for honest review