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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Review: Stress Test by Richard L. Mabry (Litfuse Tour)

Stress Test by Richard L. Mabry
Thomas Nelson / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

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.

My rating:
My thoughts:

Stress Test is only the second book I've read by Richard L. Mabry , but it's my favorite so far. I really liked the whole story and that, even though it was known who some of the bad guys were, there were still surprises in the novel.

The main characters in Stress Test were wonderful! I liked both Sandra and Matt a lot. I especially liked how Matt kept fighting and didn't give up - even when things were really stacked against him.

The medical aspects in Stress Test were great and written very well... there were a few times I squirmed while reading - especially when a doctor made an incision. :/

Overall, Stress Test was a very believable suspense novel with some medical elements. I definitely recommend it if you enjoy these types of books. I look forward to reading more of Mabry's book in the future. Really good read!

*I received a complimentary ARC copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*


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  1. Melanie, Thanks for your kind words about Stress Test. I hope the readers of your blog enjoy it, as well. And I hope you'll read the rest of my novels of medical suspense, too.

  2. I loved this book... Sandra was such a caring character. I loved when she said to Matt, "We are a team." And they were!


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