Another great Jordyn read! I won the trilogy from Jordyn in a contest. I was excited! I had read the first two and was waiting for the third. I've passed the first two off to a friend. Now I can loan her the third.
There was so many things that kept me guessing and my attention. A few surprises are always good. She tied all the characters together in some way. Many medical things that are way beyond my comprehension that could possibly be true BUT I know from following her blog that they must be feasible or she wouldn't put it in there. This was a different take on some things that made me think. Don't want to give too much detail and ruin it.
When you sit down to read, make sure you have time to finish!
As a critical care and emergency nurse, Jordyn Redwood has inside knowledge into the medical world. In Peril, she combines both futuristic medical possibilities with the realities of those suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
The book began very slowly as Jordyn laid the foundation of the three seemingly separate storylines - sexual assault, an infant's death, and experimental research . As you continue on, the storylines begin to find common ground. At this point, the plot and action take off! Add in some psychological twists and turns, and you have a very well-written novel. A novel I did not want to put down!
Although this is the third in the Bloodline Trilogy, I did not feel lost in Peril because I had not read the first two books - Proof (1) and Poison (2).
Jordyn Redwood has opened the door to many conversations. Is it ethical to use fetal cells? If so, when should it be harvested? How does ethics fit into the equation? Who decides what is moral or amoral? This novel is so much more than just a good read. It gives the reader some meaty issues to consider. Well done!
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I received a complimentary copy of Peril from Kregel Publishers for my honest review.
Jordyn Redwood in her new book, "Peril" Book Three in the Bloodline Trilogy series published by Kregel Publications brings us into the lives of Dr. Thomas Reeves and pediatric nurse Morgan Adams.
From the back cover: A serial killer. A marriage in trouble. A mysterious medical experiment. A family full of lies.
Dr. Thomas Reeves is at the pinnacle of his career. The Department of Defense has awarded him a lucrative contract for his new research into superior autobiographical memory, which promises the ability to create combat troops able to quickly learn complex battle plans and enact them perfectly under the most demanding battlefield scenarios.
An elite unit has received neural grafts from fetal cadavers of genetically altered brain cells with enhanced NMDA receptors. The results are remarkable . . . until the recipients begin suffering hallucinations, nightmares, paralysis, . . . and death. Dr. Reeves searches for answers, but DOD insiders want him to stop the search.
The situation becomes public when pediatric ICU nurse Morgan Adams, Dr. Reeves's daughter, is taken hostage by three research subjects in an attempt to force Dr. Reeves into disclosing why they are sick. If answers aren't revealed within twenty-four hours, patients in the pediatric ICU will be killed.
This spine-tingling conclusion to the Bloodline Trilogy raises spiritual and ethical dilemmas torn directly out of today's headlines. When does life begin? How far does commitment to family go? And can the sins of the father ever be forgiven?
Jordyn Redwood has written a trilogy of which "Peril" is the third book. Each book can stand alone however I would recommend reading each book in order. Why? Because characters from the previous two books appear here and have some place in the story. If not don't worry you will enjoy this book anyway. Medical research gone awry, a hostage situation, right to death and possible suicide all play important parts in this high-octane thriller. Jordyn Redwood is an extremely talented writer who really knows how to tell a story that will grab you and keep you flipping pages until you reach the end. "Peril" is a very exciting book that will keep you engrossed in the characters as Ms. Redwood puts them through their paces. I am glad I discovered Jordyn Redwood and am so looking forward to the next book from this very talented author.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
After reading the first two books in this series, I thought I knew what to expect from Jordyn Redwood. While Peril was (still) a great book, Redwood delivered a story that is definitely distinct from the rest of the series.
Peril started out a bit slow for me. However, once the pace picked up, it was pretty much non-stop from there! As each scene changed, I felt so pulled ... wanting to keep reading about the current set, but also wanting to go back to see what was happening elsewhere. There were a couple of really late nights as I stayed up way too late to read "just one more page." I felt the two story arcs were absolutely amazing. There were a few confusing moments as I tried to see if/how they even fit together, but the ending totally made up for any confusion that I had along the way. So good!
Through the whole book, I LOVED the pro-life theme. Redwood did a fantastic job showing some of the risks with showing apathy toward the unborn. And while heartbreaking, I was so grateful she included some of the "regrets" that people experienced after choosing to abort their babies. Even Morgan's grief over the death of her daughter showed how beautiful life is.
Peril is an intense read and one I highly recommend! [4 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my fair and honest review.
In Peril, the final book of the Bloodline Trilogy, Morgan is a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit. So, she is consistently surrounded by very sick children -- stressful, yes? Now add to that, just a month ago her friend and childcare provider for Teagan, her baby girl, murdered the little girl by shaking her -- oh, no, my heart breaks for Morgan. I understand her anger and attempts to hang on the Teagan. However, her marriage with Tyler is crumbling fast because she can't let him in. Also, due to complications a few days before Teagan was born Morgan's kidneys started to fail. She needs a kidney transplant...but does she even want to live?
Now she learns a secret about parents that continues to shake her foundation of Faith and trust. This twist also puts her in the middle of a very horrible situation!
I was able to review all 3 books of the Bloodline, and it's been quite a ride! I really enjoyed Peril - very fast paced with interesting character and totally fascinating scientific possibilities. I love the experience and the amount of research the author, Jordyn Redwood, brings to her novels. You could read the books of the Bloodline Trilogy -- Proof, Poison, and Peril -- individually and still enjoy a great read. However, I would recommend that you dive in at the beginning.
As a family interested in action, mysteries, medical and law enforcement books, we will look forward to what Jordyn Redwood writes next!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.