Friday, April 19, 2013

Stress Test by Richard Mabry Book Review + Win a Nook HD!

About the book:

They may not have enough evidence to convict him, but they have enough to ruin his life.
Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left his last shift in the ER have no such plans-they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt's only thought is escape. He does so, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU . . . where he awakens to discover he's being charged with murder.
Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors. But when Matt calls, she knows she can't walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent.
Matt's career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he's a murderer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth-and the faith to keep going-will be the toughest stress test Matt has ever endured.

*Disclosure- I received a complimentary copy of the book for being part of the blog tour for Stress Test and contributing my review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own.

My thoughts:

One of the main genres that really grabbed my attention when I was a young reader was the suspense genre. I was always delighted when a new John Grisham novel come out and had to read it right away! I loved the build up and anticipation that this genre is known for and I also though that the lawyer spin Grisham added to his novels was quite interesting, like stepping into that world of law and learning more about it. I couldn't get enough!

When I heard the plot synopsis for Stress Test by Ricard L. Mabry, M.D., I was beyon excited! I have not come across a medical suspense novel and this one sounded like it would be a fun ride. Dr. Matt Newman has just finished up his final day at his private practice and is looking forward to beginning a career teaching medicine, but then he is kidnapped and beaten by people who seem to want him dead. He manages to escape, but the kidnapping is only the beginning of his nightmare.

This was a real page turner. My husband and I happened to be on a road trip when I read Stress Test, which is a good thing because it allowed me to read this book in one sitting. I enjoyed following along as Matt tried to figure out exactly what was going on, why he was kidnapped, if the girl he that was "the one" truly is and why he is being framed for murder. I love that this is a suspense novel, but is also faith based. I thought it all tied together rather nicely. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading through a great suspense novel. I look forward to reading more from Richard Mabry...perhaps he will be my "new" John Grisham!

About Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

A retired physician, Dr. RichardMabry 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.

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1 comment:

  1. I love a good suspense thriller too - This sounds a great read.