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Publisher's Summary

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 receiving a lead pointing to the world's first cloned human, now a small child, Whitney vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.

When she's 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.

Whitney and Blake are 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 and deadly consequences for many, Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.

©2014 Kim Cresswell (P)2016 Todd Barselow / Auspicious Apparatus Press

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Reflection

What was one of the most memorable moments of Reflection?

Reflection grabbed me from the first paragraph. It is a fast-paced action thriller with strong characters and a very real plot. It left me thinking well after I finished the last page. Through out the action I had to tell myself to breath. This is an excellent debut novel by the author

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Great Debut!

I really liked this debut novel by Kim Cresswell. Action, twists and suspense all rolled into one book. Oh yeah, and sex. (Romance). Didn't know this was in the book as to the teaser. I personally could have done without it and the story would have been the same.

Any way, I am still going to give this a 5 as it contains everything I look for in a thriller and mystery.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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This NEEDS to be a movie...

Where does Reflection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I haven't had the opportunity to listen to a lot of audiobooks, but this one is definitely in the top 5.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The storyline that Kim Cresswell has created is FANTASTIC. I'm not usually into mystery suspense crime stories, but there's enough romance inserted throughout the story that I was HOOKED. And Blake is HOTTTT. I need a clone of HIM!

What about Rebecca Hansen’s performance did you like?

Rebecca has a very distinct voice and reading style. At first it drove me crazy, and didn't feel right for the story. But the further in I got, the less I focused on how *I* thought she should read it and more on the story itself. In the end, I'm glad that Rebecca read this story. Her ability to separate the characters with tone of voice was spot on.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES! Although it wasn't an option, I would have had I been given the opportunity.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for Retribution!!!

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Awesome!!

I think I really like audio books!! This is a favorite book, and the narrator was great! It really brought the book to life. I really makes the time go by faster as I'm doing things around the house! Can't wait for my Whitney Steel on Audible!!

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Bob @ Platypire Reviews

*I received this as a free audio book in exchange for an honest review*

This was really interesting! I loved the premise and the characters, they felt quite well thought out. At first I thought that maybe they reacted a bit oddly compared to what I would have, but then realized that, with their professions, it WOULD be different, and seemed true to their character! Very fast paced, very intense. Very good!

The narrator was okay. Occasionally the stress put on words and pauses seemed off sometimes, but I realize that could easily be a personal preference. Her voice just wasn't for me. I can't say why, exactly, and I mean no disrespect to her at all, I'm not saying she has a terrible voice, or anything like that! It just didn't hear my ears right, I suppose. But, she had great pace and seemed to know the story well, which is always a good thing.

Overall, Bob says: 4 Platypires!

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Excellent Story

A first class investigative adventure. Full of action, suspense and passion. Reflection is a most enjoyable listen/read.

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Action packed

Reporter Whitney Steel is looking for the big story and when she catches a lead on the first cloned human, a small girl named Angel, it is almost the death of her. In steps undercover FBI Agent Blake (cutey guy)to save the day, well I think it turn into a week, thereabouts. But he also has his own job and agenda to take care of, besides keeping a nosey reporter in one piece, especially one he has fallen in love with.

This is a great book with non-stop action and some well placed twists and turns to keep you guessing. The characters are well rounded and likeable, well most of them. The story flows at a great pace. I had the audio version and found that narrator Rebecca Hansen did a great job on the different characters voices, especially as she settled into them.

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Investigative Reporter delves deeper into Murder

Where does Reflection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Audible book is suspenseful. Plot is intricately drawn. Performance by Rebecca Hansen is good. Rebecca's voice took awhile to adjust to, but the performance actually contributed to the writing in this story. This was entertaining. Above average for what I own of Audible books.

What did you like best about this story?

There is the well developed plot, as mentioned. The characters work and interact well throughout. Aspects of the story are interesting.

What does Rebecca Hansen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It was overall Good. A listenable, easily understood performance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, eventually. After the story and its plot are less in my memory.

Any additional comments?

Thank you for the opportunity to listen to and review this Audible work.This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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clone girl, the reporter and the security guy...

I really enjoyed this book...it was fast paced, non-stop action and kept you guessing 'what next?'. Whitney Steel, investigative reporter and daughter of an award winning journalist, is like a magnet for bad stuff! Whitney is having lunch w her ex husband, a senator, when he is gunned down just as he is about to give her something big! A few days following his funeral, she receives a package from her ex's attorney...it was big alright! A scientist has successfully cloned a human! Meanwhile, undercover FBI agent, Blake, is working as head of security for the scientist, Nathan Shaw. Blake believes that Shaw is responsible for the death of his sister, a scientist who worked for Shaw, and he intends to do whatever is necessary to take him down. The pair are on a collision course, when Whitney shows up to interview Shaw. Once Whitney has been dismissed from the interview, Shaw instructs Blake to get Whitney's information (a tape of the clone child) and dispose of her. Meanwhile, someone has made a few attempts on Whitney's life. As I've said, this book is chocked full of non-stop drama! Guns, bad guys, dead bodies, bombing...we get it all. We get an HEA...somewhat...because there are a few unanswered questions so we know that there is more in the next book! Now, on to the next book...Retribution!

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  • Mike
  • Glendale, AZ, United States
  • 02-19-17

Interesting Story Line, Evidently the Good Guys

are always supposed to win, or are they? Narrator's voice grated on my nerves, this was a review copy and listened to the end, but it was a chore. I've never narrated anything so the narration work may be a tough gig.

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  • KelA
  • 01-18-17

Fab

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Reflection

Reflection is book one in the Whitney Steel series. I really loved it!

Reflection is a fast paced thriller with a bit of everything; action, romance, suspense, great characters...what's not to like?! 4*

I'll be diving straight into book two!

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book, with thanks to TBC audible listeners on Facebook and the publisher.

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  • Shell Baker
  • 10-11-16

This is one fast paced exciting story that is full

Most of you that know me and follow my blog know that I am a sucker for a book cover. Well I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one purely on the fact that the cover drew my in. Having listened to the audio of this I certainly wasn't disappointed. And I listened to this story in a matter of days while I was at work, Making my job more enjoyable that's for sure.

This is the first book in the series and with one exciting start to the story we meet Whitney Steele. Who is a Florida investigative reporter. She is out to find the BIG STORY! Whitney receives a lead pointing to the worlds first cloned human who is actually a small child. Saved by Hottie Blake who is an undercover FBI special agent after Whitney finds herself almost killed we follow them on a roller coaster Journey in this griping story.

I absolute loved their relationship and I loved the fact that there is romance along side this story. the characters are believable and the narrator is brilliant telling the story with emotion and excitement just how the story is written. Totally keeping me on my toes.

This is one fast paced exciting story that is full of mystery and excitement which I highly recommend giving it 4 stars.

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  • Tony Bough
  • 08-17-16

Tense, fast-paced, brilliant

What made the experience of listening to Reflection the most enjoyable?

Without the story you have nothing, interesting characters only get you so far. This has a great story. It builds tension and mixes it all up with some great characters, especially Whitney.

What other book might you compare Reflection to, and why?

I don't like giving comparisons in case you don't like the author/book that I mention. Rather lets say that this is a thriller, and that it is a good example of its genre. There is romantic tension that builds between our main characters so if your not much for that in a book then that might affect your opinion. I thought it all worked really well.

What about Rebecca Hansen’s performance did you like?

Good character narration that builds the pace of the book and also makes me want to listen for even longer.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. It jumps out and takes hold of you.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

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  • Liane
  • 08-25-16

Great idea for a story

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

I really enjoyed Reflection, it had a great basis for a story and I felt that I got to know the characters really well. The book was sometimes a little 'cheesy' in parts, but all in all it was a good read and I wanted to find out what would happen to the characters.

I wasn't particularly keen on the narration, but that may have just been because she was American and sometimes I felt like the emphasis was put on the wrong words.

I am giving this audiobook a good 4 stars.

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  • Homeburd
  • 08-18-16

More romance than I expected

Having read the blurb I wasn't expecting the romance to feature so much. I now see that the Amazon genre is romantic suspense and I can't argue with that. Initially I found it quite difficult to listen to the narrator and even when I had settled into listening to her accent I still found that I didn't like the voices used when the various characters spoke. I am new to audio books and the learning point for me here was that I am more comfortable reading about intimacy than I am hearing it described. I'm sure folk who are looking for a romantic suspense novel will enjoy more than I did being more of a crime reader.

I received a free copy of Reflection in return for an honest review and my thanks to Crime Book Junkie and Kim Cresswell for that.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 04-10-17

Oh dear

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This book may have been successful in the 1970s, but in the 21st century it simply won't do. I thought we were done with blonde, blue eyed, leggy reporters and rugged, muscle bound men? I could only imagine her with shoulder pads in her jacket. The most interesting part of this story, human cloning, was ignored. But, if you've got that far then pat yourself on the back. How can anyone put up with this narrator's voice? Maybe it's a USA v UK thing, but it was like listening to the Chipmunks read a book. Awful, truly awful

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  • Helen TBC
  • 12-30-16

sorry I to give up on this one

listened for an hour hoping I could get used to the narrator's voice ... I couldn't and found that because the voice irritated me so much I couldn't focus on the story .

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