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Review: Medical Judgement

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Review: Medical Judgement

Medical Judgement by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Reviewed by: Pam Graber
Genre: Contemporary Suspense
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: May 17, 2016

Someone is stalking Dr. Sarah Gordon. Recently widowed and living alone, Sarah lost more than her husband. She also lost her baby daughter, Jenny. Why then, would someone compound her grief this way? It started with hangup calls, then a fire was set in her garage while she was sleeping. As the danger escalates where can she turn for help?

Kyle Andrews was Harry Gordon’s best friend. An attorney, he knows about grief from the inside since his fiancee died in a freak accident while doing mission work in Guatemala. When Sarah calls him for advice on speaking to the police about the fire, he drops everything to rush to her aid. The more he’s with her, the deeper his feelings for her run.

Detective Bill Larson is called to the scene of the fire at Sarah’s. As he questions the beautiful, articulate doctor, his interest is piqued. Recently divorced, Larson hopes to reconcile with his ex but that won’t happen unless he can remain sober. As the pressure mounts and the incidents aimed at harming Sarah increase, can he find the strength to withstand his addiction?

This story had so many intertwined threads that it was sometimes tough to keep them separated. I loved how each of the main characters looked to their pastor for Godly counsel during their time of deepest distress. I also appreciated Mabry’s emphasis from each character that inner peace has more to do with their relationship with God than on external factors. I also loved how obvious it was that the author is himself a medical doctor – the scenes in the ER where Sarah works pop with authenticity! I could almost feel the pressure they are under.

Readers who enjoy a good mystery or police procedural will enjoy Medical Judgement. There’s a touch of romance for the romance loving reader but the main thrust of the book is in the mystery. I definitely recommend this!

Rated PG: There is no issue with the romance in this one but there is quite a lot of violence and the suspense is pretty tense. I think teens and up can handle it, though. Just not young kids.

Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher via NetGalley. Thank you!

 

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