By Kim Cresswell
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Published: Jan. 23, 2013
Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story.
She found it. Now it may kill her.
After Whitney receives a lead pointing to the world’s first cloned human, now a small child, she vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have
When Whitney is nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective—at least not right away.
Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago…
Can they save an innocent child before it’s too late?
Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many—Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.
Reflection was an excellent novel. Put everything aside, use the crockpot for dinner and set the timer to make sure you don’t forget to pick the kids up from school. Seriously. I read the entire novel in one day.
Highly imaginative, but very believable, Reflection follows reporter Whitney Steel as she follows a clue given to her by her ex-husband Senator Mason Bailey just as he is gunned down in front of her.
I really liked Whitney’s character and thought that it was prudent of her father to ensure that she was well able to defend herself since she chose to follow him in a sometimes-dangerous career of investigative reporter. However, I did think her outlook on life was a little sad that she thought she could never have a stable relationship, although perhaps after her broken marriage that was preferable to allowing herself to being vulnerable again.
I also liked Blake. He seemed like a very honorable kind of person; very trustworthy, but not a guy you’d want to have as your opponent.
There was a lot of fast-paced action in Reflection. You will never be bored. And when you think the story is just going to wind up and finish…. There’s still more to come because there’s another twist to the plot.
One thing that I could have done without were the graphic sex scenes. It was more than ugh that that we were told how aroused the characters were at various times. Truthfully, I skipped over the parts that described what they did in bed. TMI.
I think that Whitney and Blake’s relationship wasn’t anything like love at first. I think it was totally lust to begin with. After all, she didn’t even trust him. Perhaps after they rescued the child and had gone through all those experiences together it may have started to turn into love, but it wasn’t love to start with.
Reflection was a most engaging novel, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the suspense genre. I gave this book 5 stars out of 5.
Thank you to the publisher MuseItUp Publishers for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.
About the Author
Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, Kim has been a story-teller all her life but took many detours including; working in legal and adult education before returning to her first love, writing.
Her debut thriller, REFLECTION, has won numerous awards. UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013), Silicon Valley's Romance Writers of America (RWA) "Gotcha!" Romantic Suspense Winner (2004) and an Honourable Mention in Calgary's (RWA) The Writer's Voice Contest (2006).
LETHAL JOURNEY was a finalist in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest (2003).
Her action-packed thrillers have been highly praised by reviewers and readers worldwide. As one reviewer said, "Buckle up, Hang on tight!"
Kim recently entered the True Crime arena. Her latest story about accused Canadian killer, Cody Legebokoff, will is featured in Serial Killer Quarterly, a new e-magazine published by Grinning Man Press which debuted in December 2013. Her short story collection, Real Life Evil - A True Crime Quickie releases in January 2014.
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