Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Litfuse Publicity: Stress Test by Richard Mabry, M.D.

on April 8, 2013

About the Book:

They may not have enough evidence to convict him, but they have enough to ruin his life.

Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left his last shift in the ER have no such plans—they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt’s only thought is escape. He does so, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU . . . where he awakens to discover he’s being charged with murder.

Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors. But when Matt calls, she knows she can’t walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent.

Matt’s career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he’s a murderer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth—and the faith to keep going—will be the toughest stress test Matt has ever endured.


You can purchase the book on Amazon.


About Richard Mabry, M.D.:

A retired physician, Dr. Richard Mabry is the author of four critically acclaimed novels of medical suspense. His previous works have been finalists for the Carol Award and Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Award, and have won the Selah Award. He is a past Vice-President of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the International Thriller Writers. He and his wife live in North Texas.

My Opinion:

I’ve read other of Richard Mabry’s books and I’m always left with knowing that I’ve read a great book, one that was fast paced, centered on Christ and just enough suspense to keep me turning page after page (or flipping pages if you read on a Kindle Fire!).  Stress Test was, I think, his best so far – this book gripped me from the first page, literally and had me wondering whodunit through the whole thing, just when I thought I knew who was behind things another twist was thrown and I so enjoyed that!  I mean who wants to read a mystery and know who does the bad stuff in the middle, kind of doesn’t make you want to finish, right?

There is no cussing, which I so appreciate – there is nothing worse to me than to pick up a book labeled as Christian only to find because it’s a mystery/thrilled that there is cussing – I mean bad guys can be bad without cussing.  There is some mention of romance, Matt and Sandra break up with their girlfriend/boyfriend, for different reasons and eventually realize there is some attraction but both want to be sure of each commitment to Christ.  As you read you’ll probably be thinking that Dr. Matt Newman has the worse ‘luck’ (for lack of a better word) of anyone in the world – but keep reading.  The good guys prevail and the bad goes down through legal means – all while Matt’s faith continues to grow and become strong that he comes to realize he couldn’t have gone through what he did without Christ.

If you enjoy a good suspense or thriller but are hesitant because most are not even close to Christian standards  then you have to try Richard Mabry’s book and I suggest you start with Stress Test I had it finished in just a couple days because the fast pace of the book just keeps you wanting to read – with no cussing, no graphic violence (although murder is mentioned and two kidnapping scenes are played out, it’s mild compared to other books on the secular market) and some mild romantic feeling this is a great book for even the strictest Christian reader.


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