At times she may come off as a whiny terrified girl, but underneath that terror is a strong and bull headed women who will, in the end, get it done. We are therefore able to watch her grow not only as a woman and doctor, but also has an investigator. The duo of David and Jill is amazing in their personal life, as well as the professional. The teamwork of the two of them with the local police is amazing and helps to catch the nasty bad guys in as swift of a manner as possible. View all my reviews.
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Great read! Follow the J. I wasn't sure what to expect coming into this book. The action picked up quickly, and sadly so did the medical jargon. However, I've seen enough medical drama and documentaries to hobble along and look up the few things I missed. I found the resolution to be a little far fetched, and I find myself curious where the main charac I wasn't sure what to expect coming into this book.
I found the resolution to be a little far fetched, and I find myself curious where the main character will go in this series. Apr 16, Monica rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed. The story does contain medical jargon; however, it is fairly well explained even for the layperson. Story pace starts off normal then accelerates with the action.
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The characters are well written and realistic. No one character is too perfect or too evil. Without giving away any plot points, the plot carries well throughout the book and ties together well. Overall, definitely an enjoyable read. Apr 25, Tam rated it it was amazing. A fast-paced, thoroughly captivating, forward-thinking plot full of shocking twists that will keep you guessing, until the end.
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I've definitely found my next medical thriller series addiction! Oct 23, Tiffany rated it really liked it Shelves: books-i-own. Jill Raney is a promising intern at one of the most prestigious hospitals in the country. She works hard and is determined to make a name for herself. She keeps her head down and does as she is told. That is until strange things start to happen. Healthy women are losing babies at every turn, some even losing their own lives.
Pregnant women are being murdered and other women are disappearing. Jill is the only one who seems to care about what is going on, positive something foul is at play. But wh Jill Raney is a promising intern at one of the most prestigious hospitals in the country. But when nobody believes her, not even her handsome boss who she has recently struck up a romantic relationship with, she is forced to take matters into her own hands.
Even if it means costing her her life. I've never read a medical thriller before, so I wasn't sure how this one was going to work out. I don't know much when it comes to medical lingo and wasn't sure I'd be able to follow along completely.
But I guess my love for reality TV and all those baby shows has paid off because I had no trouble at all keeping up with this book. Jill Raney is an immediately likable character. We meet her for the first time right after an intense moment with her boss, David Levine. She shows heart and strength right away and continues to do so throughout the book, even when backed into a corner. I admired her for doing what she knew to be right even with the threat of losing her job and even her own life in the process.
I wasn't sure about David at first, but I grew to like him more and more as the story progressed. Aside from Jill's personal life and growing romance with David, the overall story of Embryo is pretty fascinating. There are women being murdered and some really horrible things are happening to pregnant women and their unborn babies. I felt a little thankful that I can no longer have children because some of the things happening to these women would have tortured me through another pregnancy. The writing in Embryo is perfect.
There is a lot of action, a little romance and you definitely walk away feeling like you've learned something.
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Schneider does a fantastic job giving these doctors and interns true to life personalities, as well as the patients. You get the same feeling from these characters that you would being in the hospital yourself. You can tell that Schneider did quite a bit of research for this book. Overall, I can't recommend this book enough. It was intriguing, smart and pretty scary at times. I recommend this to everyone! Aug 07, Crystal Serowka rated it really liked it. After reading Embryo, I had to take a breath. This was definitely one of the most intense books I've read in a long time.
What would you do if you knew that embroyo's could be farmed and made to become super humans? Jill Raney is a young intern, still learning the ropes of the hospital. She's focused and determined to make it to the top. Her dedication to her own career is faltered a bit as she becomes increasingly obsessed with suspicious happenings going on with pregnant woman in the hospital. As she dives deep into an investigation to try and understand what secrets are being hidden, she is also embarking on a new romance with handsome Dr. This was my first ever medical mystery that I've read and I was actually surprised that by the end, I realized I had enjoyed it.
The suspense found throughout the book, especially the last few chapters, had be frantically reading just to find out what exactly was going to happen. I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to medical terms, so there were times quite a few where I had to use Google, but once I received clarity, I was onto the next heart-stopping moment. The writing was fantastic and Joyce did a wonderful job making the reader feel like they were following along in Jill's footsteps.
A few of the scenes I wanted to hide under my covers and hide from the scary, needle holding men. Now onto one of my not so favorite things: I felt as if the romance shared between Jill and David was a little rushed. One moment she was in tears from him calling her out in the OR and the next, they were tangled together in sheets admitting their love for one another. I know this isn't a romance novel, but since I do read so many of those I'm aware of the chemistry and fire that needs to jump from the pages.
Unfortunately, I didn't feel as if the courting was long enough and wished there would have been more of a build-up between the two. All in all, the book was spooky and made me hope there weren't really doctors hiding out in labs testing on helpless mothers-to-be. If you're into medical thrillers, I highly suggest you grab this one and prepare yourself for a dark ride into the deepest corners of Madison Hospital.
View all 4 comments. Apr 03, Sheila rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle. I've just got to say that this book was a great find. I'm a big fan of Dr. Maybe it comes from working in a hospital setting for 36 years where you see so much going on and the docs are "gods". This novel was very reminiscent of Coma by Robin Cook which was my first taste of this genre. Since then I have read all I've just got to say that this book was a great find. These kind of stories always leave me a little uneasy because I am paranoid enough to just KNOW that someone, somewhere is doing the kinds of experiments talked about in this book.
Our heroine, Jill is an intern in OB when she discovers an anomaly in the number of miscarriages, birth defects and chromosome mishaps in the births at the hospital. Along with this 2 young pregnant women are murdered shortly after they have visited the OB clinic. Jill decides to investigate further but her efforts are thwarted and threatened by those in power until she becomes the prey. This book was an "I can't put it down" type book and I will definitely be reading further books by this author.
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Schneider is right up there with my other favorite authors in this genre and I am so glad I found her. Mar 19, Wanda Hartzenberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: First of all, I expect very good writing, a plot line that is either fresh and new or written at an angle to the same-ole'-same old. Then I also expect to be entertained. This book did exactly that. It has a touch of Michael Palmer in the conspiracy behind the medical fields in it. The romance, thank goodness is present and adds to the story line which it never ever overshadows, the book as a type of Grey's Anatomy feel to it in the beginning with the romance aspect.
The plot line moves smoothly and with no hitch and although the conspiracy is intricate and complicated, the author never patronizes the readers not does she expect only reviewers with an MD after their surname to be able to follow it. This is a base fear of all woman. And the author used it, plied it and made it into a possible phobia.
Lastly, the book was very entertaining and I could not wait to make time to read more What more can you expect from a book? Get your copy today. Nov 23, Trista Borgwardt rated it it was amazing Shelves: medical-thriller. Jill immediately picks up on the fact that something is just not right. Too many tragedies pile up and Jill begins to investigate. The more Jill questions, the more of a threat she becomes for whoever is behind the ill fate of several woman and their infants. Despite being attacked and threatened, she doesn't give up.
She will get to the bottom of what is going on. She only wants to do the right thing and save people's life. This book was wonderfully written. The author depicts the medical environment so realistic and accurate that it makes you feel as though you are there. Caught up in the mystery, wondering what was going on, who was responsible and then of course, the tempting romance with her superior. The characters were developed well, and I was able to attach and relate to them. The character relationships were believable and intriguing.
I look forward to reading the second in this series as I was hooked on this one and unable to put it down! Jul 02, Sophie Bristow Harris rated it it was amazing. It began with a shocking occurrence and just kept going and going with more and more thrilling events.
She was a bright, headstrong lead who could stand on her own feet and fight for her beliefs. There were fights, amorous scenes and pure nail biting tension! I really enjoyed the novel and could see the author has really researched the facts well. The chapters were short and snappy and I found it quite difficult to put my Kindle down, wanting to carry on and find out what the outcome would be.
I immediately started the sequel which carried on right where this one left off I cannot wait to see what will happen next! I received "Embryo" from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank You Joyce it was a pleasure to read. Nov 21, Sarah rated it did not like it Shelves: crime-mystery. To give the author some credit, I'm clearly not her target audience as I've worked in all of the specialties that are featured in this book, and I found the medicine and science depicted to be barely passable for the true realities of those fields.
But apart from the glaring 'special interest' inconsistencies that I doubt many readers will care about, the love story if we can even call [Spoilers! But apart from the glaring 'special interest' inconsistencies that I doubt many readers will care about, the love story if we can even call it that was hasty and unbelievable, the storyline was jumbled with way too many unnecessary characters, and the "huge mystery" boiled down to be the likable boss going mad-scientist and growing human fetuses in a lab with a random throwaway sidekick.
An infertility specialist playing God? Ok, so maybe the sarcasm is uncalled for, but my epic disappointment in this book is still a bit fresh Mar 31, Linda Branich rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery-suspense-thriller. I do not want to give away too much of this medical thriller, but What if the main plot really was taking place right now?
It may already be happening or in the works! Genetic engineering, chromosome snipping, IVF, human fetus experimentation, murder, attempted murder, a little romance Schneider has written a thriller that will capture and hold your attention from the first chapter because so much of it is believable. Nov 23, Angel Gelique rated it it was amazing Shelves: medical-thriller. This was an incredible story about a medical intern, Jill Raney, who grows increasingly curious after noticing an unusually high incidence of fetal death and abnormalities.
Jill becomes consumed by her mission to uncover the truth about what happened in a few recent cases. She discovers that women have been exploited--used as unwilling participants in unethical human research. Further probing provides Jill with the answers she's been searching for, but also places her life in danger. Will she su This was an incredible story about a medical intern, Jill Raney, who grows increasingly curious after noticing an unusually high incidence of fetal death and abnormalities.
Will she survive to stop those responsible? A great read! I can't wait to get started on the second book, "Embryo 2: Crosshairs. Sep 16, Amy Bol rated it it was amazing. Very well done! It takes an amazing amount of technical knowledge to make this type of book believable and this author did it! Sep 17, Maurice Y Khang rated it it was amazing. Excellent Thriller Love the characters and the twisty and twisted ending.
You cant find a more exciting medical thriller about a controversial subject. Mar 23, J. Incredibly gripping. Makes you think long after you've finished this thriller. Oct 16, Robin Lynne Rogers rated it really liked it. In its ambition to treat human infertility and genetic disorders, Madison Hospital Medical Center has pioneered advanced and acclaimed techniques for the early diagnosis and treatment of birth defects and inherited diseases. But in doing so, it may have crossed the line of what is considered ethically legitimate. In order to find the answers, Jill will put her career and her very life as well as the name and the life of brilliant resident doctor David Levine on the line of fire.
I enjoyed it immensely! A very entertaining and well-conceived medical thriller, gripping from the first dramatic scene to the white-knuckle finale. Driven by interesting and full-drawn characters, as well as a tantalizing pace, and a thought-provoking story-line, this highly suspenseful debut novel by self-published author A.
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Schneider had me on the edge of my seat for the vast majority of its eventful and highly-descriptive chapters. Leading to the momentous final pages, the author breaks up Embryo's pulse-pounding narrative with the pleasant injection of a tenuous romance and sparse, although effective, love scenes. I congratulate the author on her tasteful and wise use of sensual chemistry as a narrative tool to advance plot and character development.
The female protagonist initially lacks the cool detachment that usually characterizes the spunky heroines from many a suspense novel, but she is sheer determination in doc scrubs, and despite her emotional outbreaks and show of vulnerability in front of the tragic outcome of some ER situations, she comes through as an endearing character capable of beating a system that would like to cover-up its wrongs and seal her mouth. Meticulously researched and solidly rooted in human biology, Schneider's use of medical terminology especially obstetrics and genetics is robust but not overwhelming, quite interesting rather.
It enhances the realistic effect with the use of accurate medical facts and procedures that are certainly not unfamiliar among the fans of this genre, and not beyond whomever retains memory of the basics of human genetics or has experienced pregnancies and maternity. A fearless and vulnerable heroine, a charming and protecting hero, an ambitious and controversial fertility expert, acclaimed for his pioneering work in human reproduction, an imposing medical institution renown for its researches and breakthroughs in prenatal diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders, an ethical debate, a malignant genius, and a final plot twist that you won't take for granted, Embryo has it all.
For me it was a skillful and intelligent concoction of suspense and science fiction, an absolute page-turner. My only minor complaint, if any, is that the novel could have used an epilogue: the closure, although not rushed and actually well built in terms of suspense and climactic resolution, needed to deflate in some sort of tension relief, maybe even with a shift of focus on the romantic involvement between our lead characters. All in all, yet another pleasant surprise from the usually underestimated world of indie authors.
Sep 17, Jeri Walker rated it really liked it. How much should scientists tinker with Mother Nature? This question drives the action of J. After witnessing two tragic, and gory, delivery mishaps, medical intern Jill Raney begins to suspect a connection between the cases. Along the way, Jill and her resident supervisor, David Levine, experience a growing attraction.
In her quest to unveil breaches in medical ethics, she herself becomes guilty of the same thing. The passages also read quickly and efficiently. Another boon involves the use of medical terminology. The reader learns about DNA research and medical procedures in the natural flow of the story and will walk away richer in scientific knowledge. Most of the novel is told from her limited third-person point of view. Yet, at times, the author switches into the mindset of other major and minor characters.
Most of the head-hopping stays within designated scenes with clear transitions, but on occasion, the narrative becomes omniscient.
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Such times weakened the flow and power of the overall narrative. Schneider gives readers a world poised on the brink of scientific breakthrough. Perhaps the sequel will reveal what exactly goes on at the mysterious Infant School for the little Frankensteins the doctors at the hospital have created? May 10, Arlena rated it it was amazing Shelves: adult-read , excellent-book , action , mystery , romance , 5-stars , my-reviews , suspenseful , ebooks , thriller. By: J. Schneider was a good thriller with plenty of mystery on who was the bad person doing all this sick stuff to these women.
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Jill Raney who was a intern and was 'determined to investigates tragedies and terror at a famous fertility and genetic engineering' at Madison Hospital Medical Center in New York City. David Levin who is Jill's resi By: J. David Levin who is Jill's resident supervisor and he had become attracted to Jill. With Jill insisting on investigating possible links between the recent cases involving high-risk pregnancies and delivery complications and "in her quest to unveil breaches in medical ethics, she herself becomes guilty of the same thing.
She really knows what is going on in a hospital. As a reader you quickly learn about DNA research and even medical procedures that are involved in the flow of this read. Now, just how this is all put together you must pick up "Embryo" to see this author's will present this to the readers using a third person point of view. All of the characters doctors and patients were well developed and real giving the reader a well written read. You will find "Embryo" is full of action, with some romance between the heroine and hero and you get a lots of knowledge about this subject.
If you are looking for a captivating, intriguing thriller mystery read, "Embryo" will be a excellent read for you. Would I recommend? Readers also enjoyed. About J. Caught with friends laughing at their pea-green-colored water; that was the offense; four of us arrested. Let go after a day, they decided we weren't worth an international incident, I guess. Then weeks later I landed in a Soviet hospital because I fell down a ravine during a hike in the Caucasus Mts near Sochi. It wasn't bad. Docs in Sochi were nice Former writer at Newsweek Magazine. Other books in the series.
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