I had never read a Mabry book before, and so I did not know what to expect with a physician writing a mystery. Well, he kept me interested and trying to figure out the end...remember, no peeking! Being he is so qualified in writing this type of medical story, I was wondering how many look for symptoms of their own as they read his books, and solutions to their own medical problems!
The mystery of the book was captivating, and I really liked her fiance but in a mystery, you never know how it will end. Dr. Mabry did it right..... this is a book to enjoy!
I was given a copy of this book by BOOK SNEEZE to read and review with my own opinion. I would recommend it to others to read; I shall be reading more of his books as well.
I really enjoyed this book. It was about this girl dr named Carrie who fell in love with this guy named Adam but Adam turns out to be a complete different person then who she fell in love with. He turned out to be a person who was in the witness protection program and had changed lives,professions,etc. And that someone was trying to kill Adam and Carrie because she was close to him. Adam thought it was someone that was close to his step father because Adam sent his step father to jail for stealing/exhorting money. I won't spoil the ending but the killer was a surprise, didn't see it coming and not who I thought it was.
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I enjoyed this Christian fiction suspense novel. The characters are believable, and the plot is fast-paced. There's just enough connection between Carrie and Adam for those who would choose a romance novel. Suspense kept this reader turning the pages. I finished the book in two days. The ending came as a surprise to me.
The fact that the author is a physician helps the medical parts come alive. I liked learning medical school tidbits like "When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras" (137) when diagnosing a patient. I know that I'm not fully explaining it here, but when you get the book, you'll see for yourself the wisdom in this statement.
The book is almost perfect. The second paragraph on page 114, Carrie has a "d" on the end of her name. A simple mistake, but a jarring one.
Nonetheless, I highly recommend this book. Includes Reading Group Guide.
Thank you to Booksneeze and Thomas Nelson Publishing for my copy.
I love Dr. Richard Mabry's books. They are a real treat: enjoyable all the way through each moment of fast paced mysterious adventure. When I'm reading one of his books, I just can't guess what's coming next!
My acquaintance with Dr. Mabry's books began March of 2013 with Stress Test. I knew I would love that book from the moment I encountered the line: "Let's get him in the trunk."
Heart Failure had me from this line: "To begin with, Adam Davidson isn't my real name.... My real name is Keith Branson. I'm on the run. If the wrong people find me, I'm a dead man."
Wow, what a hook to pull you in! Those words were spoken by our main male character to his fiancee, moments after they were nearly killed in a drive-by shooting as they left a the movies after a date.
The lovely Spring dusk that had been so peaceful was shattered by fear, and then their evening was filled with revelation.
Carrie apparently did *not* know all there was to know about the man she loved. Adam, really Keith, was fleeing from the Witness Security Program. All he had wanted was to live a real life, free from both pursuers and protectors... but now he may have endangered the woman who holds his heart.
If you haven't read Stress Test, you can start with Heart Failure.
If you have read Stress Test, then you know why you have to read Heart Failure.
What makes these books so good?
The interpersonal relationships are painted in full color; there is just the right amount of romance; the suspense level is high... I just can't say enough about these stories!
Thank you Booksneeze for sending me my copy of Heart Failure to review.
Richard L. Mabry, M.D. takes the reader on an exciting ride in his latest novel, "Heart Failure!" Carrie and Adam are shot at, and secrets come out. However, they do not know if one of them or both of them are being targeted and by whom. I loved this book just as I loved his first novel! Not only is "Heart Failure" filled with suspense, it is also filled with romance and also has a medical aspect to the story. The characters come to live in the pages and I found my heart racing right along with Carrie and Adam's and completely caught up in the drama! Richard L. Mabry, M.D. is not an author to miss if you enjoy suspenseful romance.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*