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Dr. Kate Morrison doesn’t know how or why someone would create human bombs that are triggered by touch. But when Sergeant Andy Wyles blocks Kate from touching the patient who collapses in her Vancouver ER, Kate joins the investigation to demand answers, regardless of the danger. As the two women work together to find those responsible for creating an army of human weapons,Dr. Kate Morrison doesn’t know how or why someone would create human bombs that are triggered by touch. But when Sergeant Andy Wyles blocks Kate from touching the patient who collapses in her Vancouver ER, Kate joins the investigation to demand answers, regardless of the danger. As the two women work together to find those responsible for creating an army of human weapons, Kate finds it increasingly difficult to ignore her feelings for the fiercely protective and unrelentingly perceptive cop. The investigation escalates, and Kate gradually begins to trust Andy, not only with her safety but also with the difficult details of her past. With lives at risk and her heart on the line, Kate must search for a way to defuse the bombs and save her patients, even as she questions the intensifying connection between herself and Andy....

Title : Trigger
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ISBN : 9781626396692
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Number of Pages : 264 Pages
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Trigger Reviews

  • Diane Wallace
    2019-02-23 01:42

    Have you ever had a book that you read and it stays with you long after. The feeling lives under your skin like a shimmer and you cannot get it out of your head,well 'Trigger' was like this for me there was amazing writing from the first chapter all the way the ending with fantastic work by the author for taking such risk with her storyline by going this route because of the heighten danger in today's society just mentioning the word 'terrorist' Whats not to enjoy in this plotline with twists & turns,intense sexual energy between both leads,their angst plus most of all the great surrounding casts which made this series even more explosive for readers to enjoy then with the added disaster of the Government lies and the love story i do encourage this series to everyone...

  • Lex Kent
    2019-02-05 02:52

    Wow this was excellent! I'm actually shocked this is the first book by Webb, she writes like a seasoned pro. Not too mention, the imagination it must have taken to write this book. That is one of the things I enjoyed the most, I have never read anything like this before. I read a lot of LesFic, and unfortunately, unless a book is really great, I tend to forget about it. This book I will not be forgetting anytime soon.This book is action packed and an easy page turner. My only small complaint is the romance was a little subdued. The real reason for this is there is so much action and excitement that the romance is pushed to the back burner a bit. I thought Webb made up for this towards the end of the book and I was happy where the romance ended.I will absolutely read anything Webb writes in the future. If her next books are anything close to this in quality, shes in for a long career.If you are a fan of a good action book, or are looking to read something totally new and different, do not hesitate to buy this one!

  • Jem
    2019-02-18 00:33

    What's scarier than a person wearing a bomb? A person who IS a bomb! Completely organic. Absolutely undetectable. A weaponized human body that can be triggered by a simple touch. One such human walks into the Vancouver ER of chief resident, Dr. Kate Morrison. Unaware of any danger but sensing the man's need for immediate medical assistance, Kate proceeds to tend to him, until she is abruptly stopped by RCMP sergeant Andy Wyles from touching him.Kate is stunned at the sergeant's disclosure: there is more than one of them running around. Someone may be creating an army of human bombs. Because of Kate's special situation, she is quickly drafted to assist in the top secret investigation. Sgt Andy Wyles proves to be a very perceptive cop and fiercely protective of Kate's safety. As the investigation takes them up and down the US/Canadian border, Kate gradually begins to trust the sergeant with not just her life, but the most secretive details of her difficult past, all the while racing against the clock to figure out how to defuse the human bombs before another one is triggered. Unlike other lesfic thrillers I've read, Trigger is written entirely from Kate's limited third person point of view. Every action and reaction, every character, every event is seen through Kate's eyes. The result is a stark, gritty and claustrophobic atmosphere that permeates the entire book. Kate's characterization is stunningly heartfelt and authentic. The downside to this treatment is that if Kate isn't in the thick of the action (and many times she isn't), we only get second-hand updates, sometimes, long after the fact. There is a stretch, in the middle third of the book, where the adrenaline junkie in me missed the action. At times, I felt myself wishing for something, anything to happen. In hindsight, this is where you see the author show exceptional discipline and restraint in her plotting. She could have gone and put Kate more in the thick of things just to crank up the thrills (which would then of course be quite cinematic but terribly unrealistic because she is just the doc and it's Andy who's the cop) but in these quiet moments, she chose to beautifully explore Kate's difficult past and her efforts to come to terms with it, and slowly but surely develop her friendship with and feelings for the enigmatic Sgt. Andy Wyles. I also didn't mind that we see Andy entirely through Kate's eyes. It was frustrating initially, since Andy is all-business, the strong, silent type, and wound tighter than 10-day clock. But everything the author does is deliberate. Makes for some wonderful angst near the end.The book also does a fairly competent job of showing the plausibility of a human bomb to a layman, from the arming to the delivery and trigger. (Of course, it could have been complete BS and I wouldn't have been the wiser.) I'm not a medical professional so I have no idea if it's actually going to work the way it's described. But it sounds doable and that works for me. I did find it strange that the book never mentions the name of the two compounds that make up the bomb components, nor did it ever mention how touch was used as a trigger. OTOH, Kate's special situation (view spoiler)[her synthetic-skinned hands (hide spoiler)] that allowed her to be the hero in this book, now that was ingenious!Don't expect the romance meter to be anything on the same level as our usual lesfic romances, at least, not while its still simmering. This is a very realistic portrayal. Our heroic doctor and the tightly-wound cop are in the mission of their lives, in great danger and in a race to save countless others. So all that sexual tension and attraction just simmers below the surface. It is all very subtle and subdued. The gentle banter, the longing looks, the little gestures...blink and you'll miss them. But they speak just as loud as words. It will come to a boil eventually, don't worry, this is BSB, after all. ;) Sorry, that was mildly spoilerish but I don't want to turn off potential readers just cause they think there is no payback at the end. In fact, everything comes together perfectly at the end. I don't think I've read a more well-written conclusion to a book. It's a perfect storm of action, drama, thrills, twists and angst. 5 starsNote: ARC received from Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books

  • Pin
    2019-02-22 00:47

    Wow! This one was really intense from the beginning.Trigger is a romantic thriller packed with action and tension that will grab you and won't let go until the very end. A romantic story develops in the background, but it's very well-executed with exactly the right measure for this kind of story. The plot is completely original and extremely interesting. The story is written in third person, from the point of view of the protagonist Dr. Kate Morrison, and she is less involved in action and less versed in police activities. An excellent choice by the author because it considerably boosts the tension and fear sensation.I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to anyone wanting an intense and interesting read, with a nice romantic touch. Great news for all of us who liked this debut novel, which definitely didn't feel like a debut, is that its sequel will arrive later this year. --> Pathogen by Jessica L. Webb 5 stars*ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley*

  • Luce
    2019-02-01 05:40

    5+ STARS Wow! Starting off the new year with a bang. Sorry, really, really bad pun. It's 2AM and I just finished a well written, action packed ride. Oh, sure as I was reading there were a few huh? really? moments but like other good books and movies you let it go and enjoy the ride. And enjoy it I did. Like a roller coaster, you just whooshed around and down and now you have a breather as the car makes its way up an incline but you don't know what will happen next - and at least once it's in the dark and you don't see it coming. Or at least I didn't.Did I mention there is also romance? The chemistry (ha!) between Kate & Andy was also well done. I loved when Jack tells Kate "You are welcome to join the the club of those that had fallen in love with Andy, even just a little..."I really liked the three mains - Kate, the stubborn doctor not accustomed to taking orders, Andy, authoritative and respected and Jack the side kick geek. Huh. Not very original, but they are well written, I didn't mind or care.I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series with Kate, Andy & Jack.PS I did have to google Royal Mounted Police. I knew who they are, just didn't realize the scope of their duties. And what their uniforms looked like other than the Dudley Do-Right red coats and riding pants.

  • Tiff
    2019-02-03 08:55

    Bombs in the forms of human beings! Whoa nelly, say that again. Yup, this book is about humans that are being turned into walking, talking bombs. Touch these poor souls and boom! Talk about freaking scary as hell. Trigger by first time author Jessica L. Webb is an action packed adventure. I started this book late one evening and read well into the night. This book grabbed my attention, and even though I needed to go to bed, I had a hard time putting it down. With that being said this book is frighteningly good! Kate Morrison is the Chief Resident of Vancouver East Emergency Room. Kate’s entire world is thrown the moment Joe Caglioni walks into her emergency room. This walking human bomb is suffering and in pain but insists on not being touched by Dr. Morrison. Add that to the chaos that Sargent Andy Wyles of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has just showed up insisting the same thing, no touching the patient. Goodness so what does any great doctor do, heck yeah she hits Joe right in the chest to restart his heart. Guess what the bomb did not detonate! Without spoiling the book I will say Kate has a special gift that resulted out of tragedy. Kate and her special attributes are now a thrust into a mystery which she along with Sgt. Wyles must race to solve. Who is making this army of human bombs and what is their diabolical plan?The book reads very well and is full of heart pounding, adrenaline racing moments. I have zero clue if human bombs can be actually made, but Webb 100% sold me on the possibility through her story. I was held captive throughout the book, desperately needing to know how this was all resolved. While the romance is very good, it is not the whole focus of the book. Let me say what romance there is in Trigger is utterly fantastic. This book has action out the wazoo, but it doesn’t stop there. Mystery, intrigue and a fantastic couple are in full force as well.

  • T
    2019-02-18 03:45

    How do i rate this? The book may have been 5 stars, but the narration was 2 at best. And since I'm rating the audio book, I have to take that into consideration. It really is amazing how much power a narrator has over the enjoyment of a book, as well as the perceived quality of that book.

  • lov2laf
    2019-02-09 07:34

    As solid writing and thrillers go, this is more than good. The premise was an interesting one, the plot was a ride, there were unexpected twists, and the unpackaging of the story was great. Kate's character was well done and she's a great narrator to hear the story from. She's capable, warm, strong, fallible, and extremely intelligent.That said, I'm not sure how believable the whole trigger or science behind the trigger is...perhaps it's plausible, and whether it is or isn't, you need to buy into it. I didn't have an issue in that way but I kept wondering if it could really be done or not. The villain is easy to pick out so no big mystery there. There are a lot of characters in the book and even the smallest roles were written in an impactful way...The author made it very clear who we should like and who we shouldn't, teasing this out through "showing" rather than "telling" which is excellent.As for romance, it is nearly non-existent and though it was very long into the book before deeper feelings are expressed I more or less did a face palm when love was declared from Kate, even though it was just to herself. It basically counted as insta-love. From the outset she and Andy are attracted to each other which is fine, great even. The author did do a good job of giving Kate and Andy many scenes that conveyed the mutual attraction and respect throughout the book. But that's where I thought their development needed to stay, in the attraction phase. We barely know anything about Andy other than she's a great cop, a good leader, extremely protective of Kate, and everyone has a crush on her. She's very reserved and guarded and barely shares anything of her past or inner world with Kate. For a large chunk of the book, they're not even in the same location with each other. I didn't see what Kate could "be in love" with? Intrigued by, in lust with, emotionally bonded through stressful times, liking what she saw so far, wanting to know more about...sure. The foundation was there for more but the jump to love didn't fit and when the intimate scene finally happened it felt cold. The balance of mystery/thriller to romance is about 95/5 in ratio. So, it depends on what you want out of the book and your suspension of belief to determine how much you like it. I enjoyed it and thought it was well-written...but more as a thriller than anything.

  • Corporate Slave
    2019-01-29 03:55

    It's the kind of book that makes u unable to sleep until 3:30 am when you have a meeting at 8:30 am the next day. Yes it's that good :) loved every single thing about it !

  • Joc
    2019-02-05 06:33

    This is a superb mystery and suspense novel. The storyline is very clever and completely riveting. I loved every minute of reading this and enjoyed the fact that I had to concentrate a lot more than I usually do in most of the novels I read. Kate is an interesting and well-developed character. Even though the story is told from the third person point of view, it focusses more on Kate than on Andy. I'm hoping that in successive books we get to know Andy better. I'm also hoping that there is a little more romance in the future books. The story line is so strong in Trigger that I didn't mind the lack of romance. The tension between Kate and Andy is wound so tightly that it keeps the suspense at an even more heightened level.

  • Agirlcandream
    2019-02-11 05:44

    What a great read. Webb takes the idea that humans could be scientifically altered to become weapons and weaves that concept into a very believable and readable thriller. Dr. Kate Morrison brings new meaning to "hands on" when it comes to her mysterious ability to work with these dangerous altered humans. Mountie Sergeant Andy Wyles attempts to protect Kate while focused on the investigation and that proves challenging for the stoic officer. For a debut author, Jessica Webb does a great job of building and maintaining tension throughout the novel. I liked the "can't trust anyone" aspects of the book. It made everyone a suspect until proven faithful to Andy and Kate. It also made the book difficult to put down.I liked the gentle attraction seen by two exhausted women in the midst of challenging and threatening times. A smile here, a touch there made for a sweet slow relationship build. So much more realistic than gun battles followed by hot and forgettable sex. The best book I've read this year and an author who goes on my must read list. What an impressive debut. ARC received from Bold Strokes Books via NetGalley for review.

  • NollySepulveda
    2019-02-18 04:47

    I found this to be a really good and interesting story, the concept of someone doing such a thing to their fellow human being was like wow. I liked Kate and Andy's characters a lot but I thought Jack was really sweet. The mystery of how the human "weapons" we're created and the purpose behind it was interesting, I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

  • Kara
    2019-01-25 00:52

    For a first novel, “Trigger” is particularly amazing. I’m glad to have listened to it, and I look forward to the sequel eventually appearing on Audible.com“Trigger” presents a very unique and interesting medical/terrorist thriller. The pace is very good, and held my interest. The story is presented from the point of the view of Dr. Kate Morrison, Chief Resident at a Vancouver hospital. Her love interest, Andy Wyles, is with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which of course brings to mind all sorts of crude yet interesting imagery! Although very stoic, Andy is a realistic, very likable character. I would have liked to have seen more of the development of their relationship, but as someone pointed out there is so much going on with the thriller part of the story the romance was just not the focus. Side characters, such as Jack and Henry fit in very nicely.I do have a few frustrations with the story. First, the book quickly presented readers with a significant clue (the doctor and the cop), and repeated the clue, but the MCs took forever to figure it out. I want to be careful not to give a spoiler next, but it was painfully obvious when “the doctor and the cop” issue wasn’t resolved fully and I think I actually smacked myself in the head when the MCs learned that. The other frustration I have with “Trigger” is with Kate’s character - as a doctor, not as a person. Yes, she has a special gift, and that becomes clear quickly. But, she’s also a Chief Resident, not an attending physician, and from beginning to end no hospital in the world would let her do on her own what she did throughout the book. The lawyers would have a field day! Also, as a Chief Resident, she’s still fairly young, perhaps mid-late 20’s, but the narrator’s voice makes her sound like a nineteen-year old pre-med in college. The breathlessness was just too much and distracted from what should have been Kate’s professional competence and the thriller-focus (vs. lesbian romance) of the book.The book is a solid 4.5ish. I suspect that readers of the book will consider the flaws as minor, especially for a first novel, and would round up to rate the book 5*. I am going to stick with my rating system though. A 5* for me is a book I will happily listen to again (in many cases, again and again and again). I don’t see myself as doing that, and so I’ll rate the book 4*, and provide a rare recommendation that the printed book may be better than the audiobook.

  • Margaret
    2019-02-21 05:02

    Update: 21 April 2017Re-read this as a precursor to a whole of series binge.Still agree with my original 3.75 rating.I think this is the strongest book of the three so if this doesn't grab you I wouldn't bother with the other two.Original review: 27 March 2016Detailed score: 3.75Mystery / thrillers even with lezbean protagonists aren't usually my cup of tea but there is something just about Trigger that just makes it immensely readable. There is never a dull moment in this book and there was no way, once I'd started reading, that I was going to be able to put it down until I finished.I feel a great deal of affection for this book even though it has a couple of my pet hate tropes (view spoiler)[ the 'OMG I'm in love with her revelation' trope and the '[character] is in love with you' trope the most prominent(hide spoiler)]. There were a couple of little niggles that would have annoyed me more if the book was less entertaining overall (view spoiler)[ By the end of the book I was mentally taking a shot every time Kate thought "Andy."(hide spoiler)]. As per usual with dual 'mystery' and 'romance' novels, the romance is under done but not so much I couldn't connect to the characters. Overall, this is one of those books that, when I break it down, I really shouldn't have liked but... I did. It's a rollicking good read, and worth suspending your disbelief and going along for the ride.Note: ARC provided by BSB via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Carly
    2019-02-19 00:45

    A really enjoyable read and original plot. I really enjoyed this story and the slow burn romance that was building between the two heroins. I will definitely read more by this author.

  • Catherine
    2019-02-16 08:58

    I have to say this is the best action/thriller romance that I have read in the lesfic genre. It just felt that every aspect of this book was so well planned down to the smallest detail and that I wouldn't change a word in this book. There were many layers that I found it to be such an intriguing read. The storyline of trying to track down the people creating human bombs and looking at the science behind it so that they could dismantle the bomb instead of killing the people was so interesting and thrilling that I was on the edge of my seat every step of the way. Action scenes weren't over done from my mind, they felt realistic. Sometimes I feel in action books the action scenes are too over the top having the characters be almost super human, I just didn't feel that way in this book.I loved the character of Andy and Kate. Andy was that perfect stoic cop that was strong, powerful and professional. We had glimpses of the more personal side of Andy when she was with Kate and Jack which just made her very endearing. Kate was the perfect lead in that she was strong and focused but so very caring that you just wish you knew her in real life. The secondary characters were fantastic too and provided a good balance to the book, especially Jack he was just perfect!The romance took a back seat to this book and as an avid romance novel reader I can often feel left wanting when the romance doesn't take a key role in the book. I did not feel this in the slightest whilst reading this book. I think it was because when the romance was touched on it was done in such a subtle and intense way that it wasn't overtaking the story but was done in a way you were completely pulled into the emotion between the two characters. I found myself holding my breath during some of their more intense moments together. I am not a big re-reader but I feel it is likely I will re-read this book in the future as I am sure there are aspects of this book I missed on the first read. What a debut novel from Jessica L. Webb I hope she will be writing many more books in here future if this is any indication of her abilities.I was given this book by NetGalley for an honest review.

  • Eva
    2019-02-02 06:50

    I feel bad for giving this book a 3,5 rating, as it is much better than the average lesbian book, but there were some issues that I could not overlook.This is one of the best lesbian thrillers I've read; the writting of this novice author is excellent; however the love story is weak at best.Main traits of Andy's personality seem to be shaped by what her instructor taught her about power. Seems weak to me. Furthermore, we do not know how, when or why they fall in love with eachother, they just suddenly do, and the main explanation we get is that everybody has fallen in love for Andy, at one time. Really? I really enjoyed this book, I was just disappointed with the love story.

  • Marilyn
    2019-02-19 02:43

    Wow! This was a very well written book with lots of thrilling action and great characters. I stayed up a little late last night and tonight to finish it. It's a page turner.

  • Julia
    2019-02-22 05:33

    God, what a book. I honestly have no complaints. There's nothing quite like such a well written mystery starring lesbians falling in love.The plot was really interesting. Reading the synopsis for the first time I worried that the whole "human bombs" thing could've been ridiculously unbelievable, but all the good reviews weren't lying: the author nailed it. My scientific knowledge might be just high school level but it was explained well enough to me and at some point I accepted I actually don't want anyone to confirm whether that would work or not. (view spoiler)[And the reason why Kate's touch doesn't trigger the bombs was seriously one of the most ingenious ideas I've seen in criminal storylines. You know when you read this one thing and in that moment you know the author is going places? That was me when they started talking about her skin grafts. I can't imagine having the creativity to come up with this stuff. Not to mention that the bombs's explosions triggered Kate's memories of what happened with her sister, making for an even more traumatic experience for her, which was just brilliant. (hide spoiler)]I enjoyed how well the author developed the story of the human bombs, with Kate always focusing on the "human" part whereas most of everyone else focused on the "bombs". From the very beginning she showed genuine concern and compassion for these victims of such a horrible act and made it her mission to give them their lives back, always getting uncomfortable when the agents talked as if they were nothing more than bombs to be deactivated however possible. It was also interesting how the victims developed a bond just like a family, constantly worrying about the others The romance was pretty well developed too — given the relatively short timeline of the story, I really didn't mind that they took it slow. Kate and Andy spent so much time together for most of the book that the growing romance was just always there, getting better and better, and I was never impatient since I knew it's a series and the second book is out now. Maybe my only complaint is that I wish we'd been told more about Andy's backstory, not only childhood but joining the RCMP and getting where she is, but I'll just hope this happens in the next book. Regardless, I fell in love with her character; I can't deny I'm a huge fan of aggressively protective ladies. Whenever she got pissed over Kate being in danger somehow, I didn't know whether to laugh or "awww". Webb did an awesome job at describing body language and how observant Kate was, and I was so amused by the little hints about how Andy was feeling. When they finally got together, it was possibly one of my favorite first kiss scenes.And to think this is only Jessica L. Webb's debut novel! She sure has the potential to be around for a while, and I am very glad for that.

  • Pippa
    2019-02-09 05:02

    Dr. Kate Morrison is the sort of ER doctor you really want if you’re wheel in on a gurney. Smart, efficient, and gutsy, she is in her element in the busy ER of a major hospital in Vancouver.One shift a chap collapses in the ER, and while clearly gravely ill, screams when anyone comes close and is terrified of being touched. And when the military barge into the ER and block anyone from touching the patient, Kate has no idea how to treat him.Sergeant Andy Wyles takes over the case, and explains that someone has created bombs that are built into human beings, that are triggered by touch. This is the first person to have survived, so Andy needs to get him to the military base for everyone’s safety and to find answers as to the identity and location of their sick creator. When the chap’s condition stabilises, Kate assumes the medical responsibility of getting him to safety with Andy. While Andy is focused finding the psychopath who would create human bombs, Kate is focused on finding a way to defuse them.This is a reasonably complex thriller, with some interesting plot lines and some unexpected outcomes. I was a little trepidatious about beginning it, thinking it could be yet another book delving into the psychopathic mind, but it really follows the medical and army investigations and isn’t as gruesome as it could be. I thought the two lead characters were strong, interesting women, with enough differences between them to provide some tension and some room for us to explore. The romance between them grew appropriately for the characters and the scenario, and there was a good sense of how their relationship fitted into the larger group of characters within the story.The rest of the book had some variations on the police procedural, with more emphasis on the medical research needed to unpack the how, the human body as bomb/weapon, and a little on the military investigation into the who, the creator of such weapons.This was a creative, interesting book to read. It wasn’t as gruesome as it could be, considering the subject matter, and it was exciting to read something that would fit easily into police procedural thriller, medical thriller, and with a love story thrown in for good measure. I do recommend this book.Advanced reading copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review.

  • Sapphic
    2019-02-23 07:48

    Excellent!!!!

  • Missouri Vaun
    2019-01-26 07:39

    Really enjoyed this book. A page turner until the very end. I dare anyone not to fall in love with Dr. Kate Morrison.

  • Amy
    2019-01-24 04:54

    4.5 starsI received a copy of this book from Inked Rainbow Reads in return for an honest review.Wow. Who knew female RMCP officers were so hot?! Okay, okay. That isn't the only thing I liked about this book, but it's a definite plus! But I loved the whole concept of this book. It seemed unique and refreshing. Human bombs that are triggered by the touch of another person on their skin. How would that even work? The explanation, late in the book, makes total sense, even though I don't think we learn exactly what compounds were used. Who knows? It may be possible, it may not. But what a great premise. And the way Webb wrote it made the whole thing sound feasible. Then we have the hot Sgt Andy, and the intriguing Dr. Kate. Andy has been working the case for a while now, but Kate gets involved when one of these human bombs makes his way into her ER. That's where we find out that Kate can touch him, and possibly others, without setting them off.I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this. Webb revealed just enough information at a time to make it not only suspenseful, but feel as though the reader was there for all the discoveries as they happened. Everything progresses in a linear, logical fashion that just makes the book feel tightly plotted and excellently paced. The only thing I had a problem with was the little "fight" between Andy and Kate right before things started going down in the end phase. It just seemed too logical to me that everything Andy did and said was with the sole purpose of ensuring Kate's safety, even if it meant she lost Kate forever, before she even ever had her. So I'm not quite so sure I would believe that Kate didn't come to that same conclusion a whole lot sooner. I suppose you could make a case for stress and fatigue combining to make her a bit slow, but I'm just not buying that part.And that little twist at the end with the evil doctor? Creeptastic! Totally cool plot twist that made me squirm and cringe in disgust and sympathy. In all, a great read.

  • Jhosy Lephor
    2019-02-18 04:40

    So ... My review ...*sighs*God , I don't even know how to express my disappointment.When I first read the synopsis of the book I was very excited by the prospective that the narrative had. So I looked at some reviews and saw that it had a good rating and I thought: "oh, this is going to be a good trip".Well ... Let's just say that the disappointment was big because inside my head I had put this book on a high list.In the first few chapters I thought: This is walking too fast ...But I decided to stop being so critical and leave my mind open for the future chapters.In the middle of the book I was reading forced already, just because I had started. And yet, even reading as if the book were a burden, I kept hoping that at some point the narrative might improve.Don't get me wrong, the narrative is ok. The author's writing too, but ... This is a story that has promised suspense and mystery and I have not found any of it.The action scenes were raced, never going deeper into the situation, so I didn't feel anything while reading through them.Then add the quick romance between the main characters. Okay, I understand the book has a few pages, but ... The main character was quickly in love with a woman she barely knew.And finally ... When I reached the end, in which finally there was a scene that promised a great outcome, a great situation of tension and suspense ...Well ... Everything is solved in only two lines. I literally put the book down and sat on the bed totally shocked.What a lost moment!From then on, if I was reading just because when I read I need to finish something, I just gave up once and for all.I hurriedly read the few last pages (10 pages, maybe) and closed the book.I'm just very disappointed to have seen such a promising storyline get spent this way.I can't make myself give more than one star

  • Kate
    2019-01-31 01:01

    What a page turner. Human bombs, suspense, romance, hot cop, hot doctor, likeable secondary characters, this book has it all.I really enjoyed this book for the fact that it was fairly different to any other lesfic book I've read. The idea that someone could make human bombs had me from the start. I can't believe that this book was the authors first, it certainly doesn't read like it.Kate(doctor) and Andy(cop) are thrown together when they begin working on a case involving humans who combust when touched by other people. They're in a race against time to solve who is behind this and find a way to help the "weapons". I liked the romance element of this book, it didn't take away from the thriller side and visa versa. As the main element of the story is solving this case the romance is shown throughout by looks and touches. All of which I felt built up the believable element of the main characters feelings for each other. In terms of secondary characters, I loved Jack. Also the doctors, nurses and some of the "weapons" play important parts in this book. For me it's definitely a sign of a good book when I can become involved in their side of the story too. Great read and I can't wait for the sequel to come out.ARC received from publisher via NetGalley.

  • Loek Krancher
    2019-01-23 01:49

    A must read!Let me start by saying that I am not going to tell what the story is about. This is impossible for me. You have to read the book yourself. I can assure you that it's more than worth it. This book is filled with bursts of adrenaline and excitement. Full of terrifying situations, determination, survival and non-stop action. A great cast of characters and I was drawn to them early on. They are vivid, strong, clever and they make this book come to life. Andy is my favorite. She is a kickass heroine. Also the romance is not forgotten but plays a smaller role. The attraction is palpable and always present in the background. For the romance lovers, the end is not disappointing. The whole storyline is incredible and it's skillfully written. I loved the mix of action and science. It will have you turning pages, it's a hard to put down thriller. It was the most exciting, shocking read in a long time. Got it and you won't be sorry.

  • Alicia
    2019-02-06 04:41

    WoW gives a whole new look at using humans as an explosive device. I felt ever thrill, every setback not only invested in the main characters but also the ones that were taken against their will. I look forward to reading more from this author.Arc given by NetGalley for a honest review

  • Anja
    2019-02-09 02:48

    One word: WOW!!! This story should be turned into a Hollywood Blockbuster, so exciting so good!

  • M
    2019-01-24 05:39

    Need to disengage brain for this one. In many ways the plot line could have been lifted from Iron Man 3 and is just as full of holes.The writing was okay, struggled to get past the DC comics level of characterisation, evil characters and corruption. Set across the US Canadian cities of Vancouver and Seattle, having the Canadian element was interesting, but didn't make up for the plot.Instant attraction between the leads over a very condensed timeframe.Sigh...

  • Kennedy
    2019-01-28 06:34

    I have been "triggered" with a chill and a thrill for this read. Two no nonsense leading ladies. Andrea Wyles and Kate Morrison. There is a huge difference between carrying a bomb and being a bomb. How that possibility was written made it appear to be a reality. The process of how the bombs were defused was quite remarkable. Excellent and engaging page turner