Once you turn the first page of this fast paced, riveting, book you are going to be hooked. It begins with Dr. Shannon Frasier and her young boyfriend. What happened that night haunts the career of this doctor for years to come?
Once we enter the story, we hear a noise in the dark, unsure of what is happening; we head to the kitchen, only to find a gun pointed at us. Yes this is actually a preview of what is about to happen throughout this story. There is a web of suspicion over everyone, and you find yourself wondering who are the bad guys here. Wow!!
Even being a Preacher's child doesn't always help you to make the right decisions, and we find that those little seeds planted young, seem to come back at the right time. God is with they always, not just when danger appears, and the people who are put on their path, are not there by chance.
We do find these characters interfering with the murder/robbery investigation and although I would probably make some of the same mistakes they did, they could have ended up in jail.
Come along for another of Dr. Mabry's reads, I know I wasn't disappointed, and felt that I had become a part of the Fraizer family. I also enjoyed that there was an epilogue at the end of the book. Don't miss this one, especially if you love mysteries!
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God."
Years later, another gun-shot victim lay in her front lawn. Once again, Shannon's hands are covered in blood. Once again, Death had claimed another victory. But what happens in the ensuing weeks will make this event seem as peaceful as a Sunday morning.
I think I've read every one of Dr. Mabry's books and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one was equally as enjoyable. The characters are interesting and I found relating with many of their struggles. I particularly enjoyed the dynamics between Shannon and her little sister. At times I wasn't sure how I felt about Mark, but over time I found myself liking him.
Although, the story was entertaining and fast-paced from the opening pages until the end, there is a familiarity to this story to other stories by this author. I don't want to give anything away, but if you've read other books by Dr. Mabry you will see the pattern.
This is a stand alone novel and would make a great introduction to an excellent author. If you've read and enjoyed Dr. Mabry in the past this one will not disappoint you.
Disclaimer: I did receive this copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Anytime I get a chance to read one of Dr. Richard Mabry's books, I jump on it! I absolutely LOVE his medical thrillers and Critical Condition was EXCELLENT, as I knew it would be! I'm never able to solve the who-done-it in Dr. Mabry's books and I LOVE that! I've always loved the fact that his books, for me, are not the typical cookie cutter suspense novels. He writes good, clean, exciting novels that leave you anxiously awaiting the next one!
I loved Shannon and how she loved her family! She cared immensely for her sister, and being the oldest child, she took on a role that I could completely relate to. I just thought Mark was amazing and his patience with Shannon were obviously God-given :) But that is always how the Lord works! What we think is impossible, God makes a way and provides all you need to get through it, and that is evident in Dr. Mabry's books!
If you haven't read one of Dr. Mabry's books, you truly should! If you like suspense, medical thrillers, then Oh boy! you truly need to read his books!!
Critical Condition is a 5 â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥'s review for sure!
Shannon's life becomes more complicated when her sister calls in the middle of the night needing a place to stay. Is Megan on drugs again? When she turns to her pastor-father for help, she finds he has been diagnosed with leukemia.
He world becomes even more fragile as she begins to receive phone calls, a rough voice demanding to know what the man said before he died.
There is plenty of action in this novel too. Shannon's life is in danger. Megan is in danger too. Her old boyfriend was found murdered and there is one policeman who determined to pin the murder on her. When we get near the end of the novel, the suspense really builds.
If you like medical novels with lots of suspense, you'll like this novel. I did.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.