8 April 2013

Review: Stress Test by Richard Maybury

Dr Matt Newman has just finished his final shift before starting his new job when he is kidnapped and left for dead in a back alley in Dallas. He wakes in hospital to find that he is now the lead suspect in a murder: the victim was found in his car trunk, his wallet was underneath her body, and the police think his kidnapping story is just a story.

Then life gets worse. His girlfriend abandons him, his new employer reconsiders the job offer, he has no car and no money, and his kidnappers, having failed in killing him the first time, are keen to rectify their error. Enter Sandra Murray, a sole-practice lawyer and Christian, to help Matt get his life back on track, and prove his innocence.

Stress Test is an exciting combination of a medical thriller and a romantic suspense, and it certainly meets the test for being thrilling and having loads of suspense. It’s the kind of book you don’t want to put down because you want to know what’s going to happen next. There were a couple of suspension of disbelief moments, but these were able to be quickly ignored as Matt searches for the real criminals and their motives, and comes to rediscover his faith in God in the process. Well worth reading for those who like their thrillers or suspense with a medical flavour.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a free ebook for review. You can find out more about Richard Mabry at his website or at Litfuse Publicity.

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