Friday, October 18, 2013

Heart Failure by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

About the Book
When her fiancé’s dangerous secrets turn her work upside down, a beautiful doctor must choose between her own safety and the man she loves—and thought she knew.
Dr. Carrie Markham’s heart was broken by the death of her husband two years ago. Now, just as her medical practice is taking off, her fresh engagement to paralegal Adam Davidson seems almost too good to be true . . . until a drive-by shooting leaves Carrie on the floor of his car with glass falling around her.
When he confesses that Adam isn’t his real name and that he fled the witness protection program, Carrie is left with an impossible choice: should she abandon the fiancé she isn’t sure she really knows, or accept his claim of innocence and help him fight back against this faceless menace?

While Carrie struggles to decide whether to follow her heart or her head, the threats against them continue to escalate. Her life—as well as Adam’s—depends on making the right choice . . . and the clock is ticking.

My Thoughts
After enjoying Stress Test earlier this year I was excited to read this next book. I often avoid fiction that has to do with medical things since I have a weak stomach but this author does a pretty good job of keeping the details of the medical things to a minimum, which is awesome!
The plot was extremely intriguing and I was constantly kept guessing as to what was going to happen. Every time I thought I figured it out something else would happen that left me back at the start!
I enjoyed both Carrie and Adam's characters and even though there wasn't the whole falling love bit it was cool to watch as the craziness of their circumstances served to make their relationship stronger.
The only real problem I found with this book was that there was a bit of redundancy though I'm sure for people that read the book slower than I did (I got it mid-afternoon and finished it before going to bed) will appreciate the reminder of details they may have forgotten.

All in all this was a great read that I recommend!

About the Author
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. His novel, Lethal Remedy, won a 2012 Selah Award from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. His most recent medical thriller, Stress Test (Thomas Nelson), was released in April of this year, and will be followed by Heart Failure in October.
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 this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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