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(Whitney Steel #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  68 reviews
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
Paperback, 293 pages
Published January 25th 2013 by MuseItUp Publishing (first published January 23rd 2013)
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Who doesn’t like a good thriller, a cat and mouse chase to the death, a great plot and strong, vital characters? Did I mention the sick and all powerful business mogul who is dabbling in illegal human cloning? Reflection by Kim Cresswell had me from the introduction of the gutsy investigative reporter, Whitney, beautiful, damaged and determined to make it HUGE in a predominantly male world. Lunch with the ex is not always a fun thing, but when bullets start flying around Whitney and her ex-husba ...more
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Holy intrigue within intrigue! What a brilliantly thought out and well put together romantic suspense.

This was definitely an intriguingly phenomenal read. Cresswell is an amazingly captivating and suspenseful storyteller who is able to switch gears at the flip of the hat. It’s just like real life. One moment she has you on the edge of your seat with suspense, the next you’re giggling at the budding relationship, and then your heart is breaking because the unthinkable happened. It’s all the scar
Duchess Nicole
CONGRATULATIONS to Kim Cresswell on her 2014 RONE finalist status for Reflection. I'm so excited for her!!

Whitney is an investigative reporter, and she's good at her job. When her ex-husband brings a top secret human cloning project to her attention and is immediately killed, she knows he was on to something real....

Full review now posted in the June 2013 issue of InD'tale magazine
Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
WOW! Fantastic Debut for author Kim Cresswell. Reflection is an intense, gripping, and chilling romantic suspense. You get drawn in on page one and can't put the book down. The book is very well written, good flow, intense action, charismatic charactors, steamy chemistry, sexy love scenes, and one of the most bad ass villians I have read. He gave me the heeby jeebies!

I highly recommend this book!

I look forward to reading more books by Kim Cresswell.
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kim Cresswell's Reflection grabbed me from the first paragraph. It is a fast-paced action thriller with strong believable characters and a very real plot. It left me thinking well after I finished the last page. Throught out the action I had to tell myself to breath. This is an excellent debut work. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Heath Greenis
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Loved it. Adventure, suspense and a bit of romance. Fantastic villain. Loved to hate! I'll be watching for the sequel! Five star...all the way
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I obtained this free e-book from Amazon and I am voluntarily writing a review. Whitney is an investigative reporter following a lead on the first human clone and the crazy rich man behind it. This story is at great cost to her because everyone she cares about is turning up dead along with multiple attempts on her life. Blake is an FBI agent deep undercover working as the head of Nathan Shaw's security the man responsible for the clone resulting in a little girl. Blake has his own agenda too. He ...more
Teena in Toronto
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: canadian
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 investiga
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arr
The idea is compelling. Reflection has elements of a good mystery/suspense novel, with peril, bad guys, details and reasons explained along the way. However, most of the story felt like I was watching the two characters ogle each other with a few explosions thrown in for good measure rather than focusing on a plan to infiltrate and the clone.
Whitney's and Blake's relationship felt forced and too soon. When they meet, they have "insta-lust." A week later, they say they've fallen in love. In my o
May 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Whitney Steel is an investigative reporter and when her ex-husband, Senator Mason Bailey, brings her information which could put her on the map, she’s ready to sniff out the truth. Her ex-husband is killed in front of her, but it doesn’t deter her in the least. All roads are leading to ShawBioGen and she heads out to Las Vegas to confront Nathan Shaw about the allegations of illegal human cloning. She meets a member of Shaw’s security, Blake Neely, who happens to be an undercover FBI agent. As W ...more
A pulse-pounding opening is just the beginning of the non-stop action in Reflection by Kim Cresswell. Whitney Steel is a headstrong investigative reporter who wants to expose the truth at all costs even while falling for Blake Neely, an undercover FBI Special Agent. As they work to take down an evil billionaire, the romantic tension builds until they give in to their desires. But, is a physical relationship enough for Whitney when she believes Blake is keeping something from her? Watching Whitne ...more
Bob Platypire
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*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
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Glad to know there is a sequel coming as I really liked this one. The plot had a lot of typical Rom Sus elements, but somehow the whole was very fresh to me. The greatest element of the story for me was that the heroine, Whitney Steel(great name!) was believable mixture of being strong,and capable but vulnerable and sometimes misguided. The story was exciting and definitely left me wanting more
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this was fast paced, non-stop action and kept you guessing 'what next?'. Whitney Steel, investigative reporter and daughter of an award winning reporter, 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 was big alright! A scientist has successfully cloned a human! Meanwhile, underc ...more
May 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I thought the premise for this romantic suspense novel was very promising. A reporter (Whitney Steel) discovers information which leads her to believe that human cloning has been successfully performed in a high security compound in the Nevada desert. In her efforts to get the story, she teams up with Blake who (unbeknownst to her) is an FBI agent and has infiltrated the compound as its head of security.

The novel i
Reading Write
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Kota for Kota's Book Kollection

Whitney Steel, if you aren’t having one of the worst weeks ever – wow!

Whitney is an investigative reporter who is thrown in to the story of her life. While she works to uncover the truth she is forced to rely on others – but can she trust them?

Blake Neely works with the crazy, mega wealthy Nathan Shaw – but he has his own agenda and needs to make sure his cover is never blown. When Whitney enters the picture his life becomes so much more complicated.

May 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, reviewed
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Kathryn Svendsen
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, suspense
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 ensur
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A truly edge-of-your-seat, never-a-dull-moment read, Reflection has a dramatic start and just never slows down. When her ex-husband is killed while trying to tell her something important, investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, realizes that she may be on to the story of a lifetime. Too bad then that Nathan Shaw, Blake Neely and an enemy from her past want to prevent her obtaining the information for her story; and at the heart of all this, an innocent child.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
4 stars for the story
2 stars for the narration

Audible needs to change the category they have the book listed in to include the fact that there are sex scenes. While I don't have a problem with them at all there are many listeners who don't like sex in their books.

Creative, engaging, interesting and entertaining story. Although the narration is lacking.

Mystery, action, deceit, humor, suspense and a steamy romance woven into a really good story.

After receiving a tip Whitney Steel is after a story.
Teresa Gomez
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this story. Whitney the journalist just can't take herself away from a story especially when people she love get involved and hurt. Whitney gets the story from her ex-husband and Senator that a man named Nathan Shaw has cloned a human and that is not only morally wrong but against the law. Now it is up to Whitney to find out the truth and put Nathan Shaw in jail. Whitney also wants to save the little girl that has been cloned and make sure that she is safe.

While checking into the
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-on-gobii
Whitney, a very stubborn and extremely talented journalist goes on the hunt for an illegal cloning operation after witnessing the assassination of her ex-husband. This hunt not only puts her life, and the lives of her closest friends in danger, but also brings her across the path of Blake Neely. Blake, a highly trained undercover agent
for the FBI is working as the head of security for Nathan, the man in charge of the illegal cloning operation. Whitney finds herself at odds with her feelings for
Sharon Xuereb
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sharon's Book Nook Review -

This is one action packed ride from the get go and does not slow down until the very end.

A well written story with likeable characters in Whitney Steel and Blake Neely, and one nasty villain in Nathan Shaw. Whitney and Blake are both very strong, independent and determined people. Together they make a great team in their attempt to find that "big story" and seek justice. Nathan on the other hand, certainly knows how to cover his
Book Junky Girls
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Our 5 Star Review

Whitney has just found out about the story of a lifetime, but it's already cost her the life of her ex husband. Faced between giving up the story or finding out what's going on she chooses to let it go. Problem is the story isn't ready to let go of her. Blake has been undercover for nearly a year, now that the cast is about to wrap a nosy reporter is getting in the way.. He can't be distracted from the mission problem is Whitney is damn distracting and too stubborn for her own g
Irayda Moran (Quezada)
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reflection is an action packed romantic read. Whitney is investigating the next big story, cloning. Investigating Nathan Shaw proves to be difficult and deadly. He has everything at his disposal money and a hit man. Whitney Steel is a strong and does not back away easily. She is determine to set the record and put Shaw behind bars for killing her ex-husband. After her ex husband death she receives evidence proving there is a child that has been cloned. Blake Nealy an under cover FBI agent lookin ...more
Bette Stanek
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars cloned up to 4. Congrats to Kim Cresswell on a wonderful debut novel. The story grabs you on the first page and holds you until the very last. It doesn't even release you then, I am looking forward to the sequel to see where Blake and Whitney go from here. The character are strong and believable, the supporting characters are the same, and the action is fast and furious. The villain is one of the vilest I've seen with no regard for anyone or anything but his own wishes.

The main compl
Glenda Findley
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-owned
A friend recommended this read and I am glad. Just the perfect mix of suspense and action adventure mixed with a mystery/romance. Excellent characters, setting, and complete plot. Once you start reading, you will not want to stop until that last page is read.

This exciting tale follows a strong investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, on the story of a lifetime. Gripping and emotionally moving with surprise twists and turns in the fast paced events. Death and danger surrounds her every move. An em
Colette Lamberth
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is for the audio version of this book.

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 r
Gina's Library
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I received this book for a fair and honest review.

This book is a page turner from page 1. It is a fast paced Mystery that will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what happens next.

The main character Whitney is a very independant and stubborn woman. She won't take no for an answer and won't let up on her story. Given her past with trusting men, she is unable to fully trust Blake Neely. Is Blake really as he seems, or is hiding things of his own?

Whitney and Blake do have one thing
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Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada and is the award-winning author of the action-packed WHITNEY STEEL series.

The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions. The TV series based on Kim's upcoming 4-book paranormal/supernatural series: Deadly Shadow (May 2018), Invisible Truth, Assassin's Prophecy, and Vision of Fire.

Kim signed a 3-book German translation de

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