Cathy Sewell returns to her hometown to practice medicine and is run off the road by a black SUV. And so begins Richard Mabry's first in a series, Code Blue. From the first page to the last, there are twists and turns that keep the pages turning. Wrong prescriptions, and emergency surgeries...will these keep this young doctor from being awarded medical privileges at the local hospital. Who is out to get her? Can she trust anyone? How will she pay her loan to the bank if patients believe the rumors? Can Cathy reconcile her past disappointments with a God she blames? With forgiveness and faith, confusion and calamity, family and old flames, Code Blue is a thriller you won't want to miss. Having listened to the audiobook, I will note that Kate Udall does a great job of narration. Having captured the essence of the various characters she gives them a voice of their own.
I've just started reading Christian mystery books in the last few years and enjoy a good read where it gets so intense you don't want to put the book down until you've finished it. For me a story has to catch me in the first few pages and this one did. These books also have faith messages all through them and the author has done a great job with this series. Can't wait to read the rest!
I have recently read Richard Mabry's latest novel, Stress Test, and found the novel so good I decided to read some of his other books. As a result, I discovered Code Blue and what a find! This is the first book in the Prescription for Trouble Series. This is a contemporary medical suspense novel and it will enthrall the reader from page one until the end!
Someone is out to kill Dr. Cathy Sewell or is she just being paranoid, descending into the schizophrenia that plagued her mother before her death? Cathy has returned to her hometown to start her own private family medical practice. She is having trouble getting patients due to rumors about her reasons for returning home. She is pursued by a mysterious black SUV she encounters several times, but is it the same SUV? Is there really anybody after her or is it her imagination running wild? Then, one of her few patients arrives at the hospital after taking too much of his medicine, causing a heart attack. The patient survives, but Cathy's career might not. As a result, Cathy is now being sued as she wrote the prescription incorrectly or did she?
Cathy enlists the aid of her former high school boyfriend, who has now become a lawyer. Will Kennedy has never stopped loving Cathy, but wonders what happened when they both left for college and their relationship crumbled. He is ready to pick up where they left off, but Cathy is not so sure. Cathy has some unresolved anger at her father. Her parents were both killed in a car accident on the way to Cathy's college graduation. She wonders if her father was unfaithful to her mother. Cathy also had a couple of relationships where the men were unfaithful. She has trouble trusting Will. She also has trouble trusting God. She and He have not been on speaking terms since her parents' deaths. Will is the son of a preacher and an active Christian. Can he show Cathy that both he and God are trustworthy? Can they find solutions to Cathy's many problems and renew her faith?
This is a great story that has action, suspense and unexpected twists and turns in the plot. The characters face stress and problems every day just like you and I. Okay, the problems may be different, but they are problems just the same. How do you deal with your problems? Do you try to fix them on your own or do you take them to the ultimate Problem Solver first? I plan to review more of this author's novels in the future, so if you like fast-paced fiction, stay tuned to read more!
I was pleasantly surprised at how I was drawn into this story line. Use of medical terms by the author because he is a doctor makes it that much more real. I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series.