Critical Condition

Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry, MD immediately caught my eye because I've read, and loved, three other books by him so far. I love his unique blend of medical, thriller, and Christian novel rolled into one. In fact, he's one of my favorite new authors! So I was excitedly looking forward to reading another great book by him. Critical Condition is the story of Dr. Shannon Frasier, her fiance Dr. Mark Gilbert, and her troubled, recovering addict sister, Megan. Shannon's previous fiance had been shot down in front of her, and now during a dinner party, a strange man is shot dead on her lawn. She's thrust into a mystery involving dangerous criminals, a bank robbery, kidnapping, murder, and, oh yeah, her own HIV scare due to tainted blood.

I want to start off by saying I have absolutely loved Mabry's previous books, and they kept me up all night turning the pages. However, I had some trouble connecting to this one. Don't get me wrong - it was a great story, and I enjoyed it - I just didn't get into it as much as his previous books. I had trouble connecting with the characters and I felt like some threads of the story weren't tied up at the end. For example, he introduces another doctor who Mark is attracted to, but then never follows up on it and explains it. He just goes on to marry Shannon and nothing more is spoken of his doubts of his and Shannon's relationship and his attraction to the other doctor. However, I did enjoy reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves medical thrillers. It just wasn't my favorite book of his so far.

I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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