Stress Test – Richard L. Mabry


About this 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 as a surgeon in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left the hospital at 2 a.m. have no such plans—they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt’s only thought is fleeing with his life. He does escape, 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 after her last relationship. 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 killer 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 Review

One thing you can count on from a Richard Mabry book is a doctor in trouble with no clue why and a mean-spirited cop. This story is no exception in that regard. Although, all of the author’s books seem to have this theme that’s the end of the similarities. The author does a great job of bringing interesting and different types of characters and story lines.

Matt Newman is a doctor looking forward to his upcoming career move and the possibility of making a commitment to his beautiful girlfriend. He knows about God had a relationship with him at one time, but now he rarely thinks about God. The circumstances he faces in this story brings back to mind the trust and faith of his youth.

The things I liked about this story:

  • The pace – the story kept moving
  • The characters – both Matt and Sandra were easy to like and solid
  • Point of View – The author gave us glimpses of the story from several points of view, including our villain. The author also didn’t let us know who the villain was until the last chapter.

The only thing I didn’t care about was the first few chapters I felt like I had read this story before, but the author then begins to introduce plots to make this story unique.

Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher but was under no obligation to give anything other than my honest opinion.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publish date: April 9, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401687083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401687083
  • Author’s Website: http://www.rmabry.com/

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