Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Critical Condition by Rihard Mabry, and a giveaway

Dr. Frasier couldn't save the gunshot victim on her front lawn. Now she's fighting for her own life.

It began as a quiet dinner party honoring Dr. Shannon Frasier's colleague, but became a nightmare when a man was shot on her lawn, reviving emotions from a similar episode a decade ago. Then a midnight call from her sister, Megan, causes Shannon to fear that her sister is on drugs again.

Her "almost-fiancé" Dr. Mark Gilbert's support only adds to Shannon's feelings of guilt, since she can't bring herself to fully commit to him. She turns for help to her pastor-father, only to learn that he's just been diagnosed with leukemia.
Shannon thought it couldn't get any worse. Then the late-night, threatening phone calls begin, the rough voice asking, "What did he say before he died?"

With everything around her in a critical state, simply staying alive will require all the resources and focus Shannon has.

My review:
   Richard Mabry is an author who seems to get better with each book he writes. I liked his early novels he did with Abington Publishing, but the ones he has done with Thomas Nelson are even better, and it looks like that was a good move on his part.

  Some books build up to action, but this book starts out with a shooting on the first page. A couple of pages later, there is another shooting, and the suspense and action builds from there until the climatic ending.

  I am not a big fan of medical fiction, but when it has suspense, mystery, and murder thrown in, it becomes a completely different genre', and I find myself enjoying it a lot. Mabry's books are always centered around hospitals, and at least one main character is always a nurse or doctor. Mabry does a great job of putting medical terminology and procedures in terms that non medical people like me can understand.

  I liked the characters in this novel, and found myself relating to the struggle of the main character of letting go of guilt, and of trusting God. I loved the suspense angle, and thought it was well done. It was a book that kept me guessing as to what was coming next. I definitely had a hard time putting it down and once I started it, I read it through til the end.

About the author:

A retired physician, Dr. Richard Mabry is the author of four critically acclaimed novels of medical suspense. His previous works have been finalists for the Carol Award and Romantic Times Reader's Choice Award, and have won the Selah Award. He is a past vice president of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the International Thriller Writers. He and his wife live in North Texas.

Learn more about Richard at: http://rmabry.com. Richard Mabry's latest medical suspense, Critical Condition, is receiving high praise. USA TODAY says, "Mabry combines his medical expertise with a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat."

Richard is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Critical Condition by Richard Mabry
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 11th. Winner will be announced May 13th on Richard's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Richard's blog on May 13th to see if you won.


Richard Mabry said...

Thanks so much for your review. I'm glad you liked Critical Condition, and I hope your blog readers will, as well.