Friday 12 April 2013

Book ~ "Reflection" (2013) Kim Cresswell

From Goodreads ~ 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 dangerous results, including death threats and murder.

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.

Blake is an FBI agent undercover investigating the death of his sister. He gets a job as a security specialist at the lab run by Nathan Shaw where she worked.

Whitney is a reporter whose ex-husband is murdered while they are having lunch. He tells her that humans are being cloned at Nathan’s lab. Days later, she receives a package in the mail with a key and a video showing a young girl. Knowing this is the story that could finally give her the prestige she wants, she heads to the lab to investigate but using a fake story. But Nathan isn’t fooled.

Nathan, thinking that Blake is his top security specialist, asks Blake to do what he has to do to get the video back. There is an instant connection between Blake and Whitney, though, but each are hiding secrets. In addition, Nathan sends another person, who has a grudge against Whitney, to get the video and eliminate Whitney.

As people start getting killed and houses and cars are blown up, Whitney and Blake have to work together despite not trusting each other.

This is the first book by this author that I’ve read (it’s actually the first novel the author has written) and I liked it. I liked the writing style and it kept me wanting to read more. It was fast-paced and interesting. There were times when I had to leave my sense of belief at the door and go with it.

I liked Blake and Whitney as characters. Blake wants to avenge the death of his sister and is eventually filled with guilt because he is keeping things from Whitney. He knows that once she finds out that he has lied to her, he might lose her. Whitney knows that Blake isn’t being totally honest with her plus works for the man she is trying to bring down but can’t fight the attraction. Nathan is well-portrayed as the villain.

As a head’s up, the language and activity is at times mature.

I received a copy of this ebook from the author at no charge in return for my honest review.

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