A series of medical thrillers is born

Life has been a bit hectic recently, and I haven’t had as much time for reading as I would like. But in the few spare moments I’ve found to sit down and try to regain a little sanity, I have had the opportunity to enjoy “Embryo” by J.A. Schneider.

I snagged this book as a freebie back in April, but it’s regularly priced at $3.99.

Even though I’ve now really enjoyed both books I’ve read in the genre, I haven’t read a lot of medical thrillers. Actually, just the two, the first being “Toxin” by Robin Cook in paperback some years ago. I think this is a genre I’ll be exploring more in the future.

As the mother of a 4-month old, I found this medical thriller involving matters of pregnancy, fertility and delivery to be fascinating (although I’m really glad that I didn’t read this while I was actually pregnant!). The number of rare scenarios depicted as a part of the mystery offered a refreshing variety to the story and worked well as a tactic to keep the reader wondering how each case was going to be linked together by the end of the story.

There are currently two other books in the “Embryo” series. And although the main storyline of the book is wrapped up nicely and works perfectly fine as a stand-alone novel, the ending leaves a new cliffhanger that leaves me intrigued to see where the storyline goes in further installments. I am highly likely to purchase the next book, which promises an entirely new but related scenario. An excerpt of the second book is offered at the end of the first book, but I’ve refused to read it as I suspected once I leapt into the second book I wouldn’t be satisfied until I’d purchased and read it, too. And if the momentum continues, that would simply lead to the third book.

I would highly recommend “Embryo” to any fan of the medical-thriller genre. Even at the $3.99 regular price, it’s a great deal. And to those who haven’t read a medical thriller and think they might enjoy, I’d certainly keep a look-out to see if this book crosses the free lists again as a promotion. It’s a great representation of the genre that might just open up a whole new world of books.


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