by Jill Meengs



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620156735
Publisher: Libertary Co.
Publication date: 12/09/2014
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Jill Meengs grew up in a small town on the Oregon Coast. During, and after college she spent extended periods of time backpacking in over 30 countries. Her first novel, "Trigger," is an action-adventure novel with a bit of romance. Jill has been to every location she describes in "Trigger" and some of the content is based on her own experiences while traveling.

She met her husband, Chad, in the MBA program at Oregon State University. After getting married, they purchased and fully remodeled a house. It was Chad who encouraged, and then bribed her to try her hand at writing fiction. (He says that he very much enjoys watching the flat-screen he purchased as part of their deal.)

When Jill isn't reading or writing, she is running, doing yoga or planning her next trip. Jill and her husband live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

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Trigger 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Christina B. Steele for Readers' Favorite Trigger is a fun, suspenseful tale of a girl whose summer vacation backpacking across Europe goes from strange to thrilling and ultimately empowering. Jordan Shaw and Anna Richards, both early 20-something students, leave Oregon for a grand European adventure, which turns out to be much more adventurous than they bargained for. Author Jill Meengs has a way of describing the sights, sounds, and food of Europe in vivid detail, which will bring back great memories for the European traveler. Fascinating narration from the point of view of the lead character helps to mitigate some of the curious encounters, that most would see as a clear threat, as just weird circumstance or strange luck. However, it doesn’t take long for Meengs to develop her heroine into a very fascinating character who quickly adapts to the escapade in which she finds herself.  Meengs has a descriptive yet eloquent style that illuminates the adventures of the characters in Trigger. I was intrigued at the naivety and confusion of an obviously brilliant lead character, Jordan, which was replaced with pride and satisfaction in her journey. In the beginning, Jordan’s confusion about her circumstances and lack of confidence was a bit tiresome. I think that the Young Adult crowd would greatly relate to the characters’ flirtations and 20-something behaviors. However, Meengs kept me interested by involving just enough plot twists and suspense so that I couldn’t put this down. Though somewhat predictable, there is just enough clandestine spy, European romance, mystery and self-discovery to make Trigger a very intriguing read.
AngelJK More than 1 year ago
A fascinating novel! Trigger by Jill Meengs is a fascinating novel with a fast paced, interesting plot, exciting characters, and amazing locations.  Jordan Shaw is a strong, independent young woman, with a special “gift”. Her story of becoming the target of a dangerous, international organization while traveling around Europe with her best friend grabbed my attention right from the start.  While in this mess, the only one she could turn to for help was intriguing Chase Hudson. However, trusting Chase was another story.  I enjoyed every page of this novel, and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.