Someone is after Dr. Sarah Gordon. They’ve stalked her and set a fire at her home. Trying to recover from the traumatic deaths of her husband and infant daughter is tough enough, but she has no idea what will come next. Her late husband’s best friend and a recovering alcoholic detective are trying to solve the mystery before it’s too late, but both appear to be vying for her affection as well. Sarah finds herself in constant fear as the process plays out. As the threats on her life continue to escalate, so do the questions: Who is doing this? Why are they after her? And with her only help being unreliable suitors in competition with each other, whom can she really trust?
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I had never heard of a Christian medical mystery, and even more, I had never heard of author, Richard L. Mabry, M.D., but when Medical Judgment became available for review, I signed up because I was definitely interested. (I will confess that I was a little worried that there would be too many medical words that I might not understand, but that was not the case with this book. Whew!)
The storyline in Medical Judgment is actually pretty complex. There’s a “main” story, and then there are several subplots built in that help readers get to know so much more about the characters and their lives.
…and talking about the storyline, geez, I was holding my breath at certain points because I was so nervous wanting to know more and flipping pages as fast as I could read them. Dr. Sarah Gordon is still coping with the tragic loss of her husband and young daughter in a car accident. At the same time, she finds herself being stalked/harassed by an unknown enemy by way of scary phone calls, her house being broken into and her house even being set on fire! The culmination of these horrible events leave Sarah feeling very violated and confused.
I thought I knew “who done it” – who was behind the attacks a few different times, and then it turned out, I was way off, and I loved that too. I hate when storylines are predictable. Anyway, as the threats escalate from this unknown enemy, Sarah starts suspecting people around her and begins to be unsure of exactly who she can trust. She wonders if it could be a former patient of hers or possibly that perhaps the threats are somehow related to her husband’s death.
At one point in the story, gives up on God and gives up on church. She thought that if God cared enough about her, He wouldn’t have taken her husband and daughter from her. As the story progresses, Sarah returns to church and restores her relationship with God and is able to heal from her anger and hurt.
There was so much about this book I liked – the main characters, the suspense, the romantic dilemma of two men interested in the same person, and the medical drama – all of it. Thankfully, the ending of Medical Judgment was great – I always hate books that leave loose ends. As most of you know, I don’t write spoilers, but I will say that this mystery story includes faith, suspense and action that will keep you reading cover to cover until you everything has been revealed. Be sure to read more about it on Litfuse’s page HERE.
Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, past Vice-President of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and the author of five published novels of medical suspense. His books have been finalists in competitions including ACFW’s Carol Award and Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year, and have won the Selah Award from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. His forthcoming medical thriller, Fatal Trauma, is coming in May, 2019. He also has a novella, Rx Murder, available on Amazon.
Richard’s non-fiction book, The Tender Scar: Life After The Death Of A Spouse (Kregel Publishers), has ministered to multiple thousands of grieving individuals. His meditations and short pieces have appeared in The Upper Room, In Touch, and several other periodicals.
When Richard is not writing, he spends his time reading, working fruitlessly to improve his golf game, and defending his title as the world’s best Granddad. He and his wife live in north Texas and are active members of Stonebriar Community Church, pastored by Dr. Chuck Swindoll.
I received a copy of this book without cost from the publisher through the litfuse bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.