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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Embryo 5: Silver Girl is a crime thriller written by J.A. Schneider. While this is number 5 in Schneider's Raney and Levine Thriller Series, the author gives enough background information to allow this book to stand on its own. Jill and David are ob/gyns and amateur sleuths, who work out of a large hospital in Manhattan. They're appalled to hear that Jody Merrill, a young and successful television star, has been brought to the hospital suffering from anaphylactic shock. Jody was a good friend and spent hours entertaining the sick children at the hospital. She had a severe allergy to penicillin, something she was very concerned about, and she had made that fact common knowledge on the set and in her life. When Jill and David go to her apartment, the place is a shambles, and the balcony doors have been broken out from within.
J.A. Schneider's crime thriller, Embryo 5: Silver Girl, is an entertaining and well-plotted mystery with plenty of suspects for the reader to consider. Jill and David are well-matched at sleuthing, and their relationship with the police department lends extra dimension to the story. While I enjoyed the mystery and the steps taken to solve it, I found myself uncomfortable with much of the story that had nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with more information about pregnancy, c-sections, and other mysteries of maternity than I would have ever expected to see in a thriller.