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Litfuse Publicity: Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. #grow4christ #bookreview

on May 9, 2014

About the Book:

Dr. Frasier couldn’t save the gunshot victim on her front lawn. Now she’s fighting for her own life.

It began as a quiet dinner party honoring Dr. Shannon Frasier’s colleague, but became a nightmare when a man was shot on her lawn, reviving emotions from a similar episode a decade ago. Then a midnight call from her sister, Megan, causes Shannon to fear that her sister is on drugs again.

Her “almost-fiancé” Dr. Mark Gilbert’s support only adds to Shannon’s feelings of guilt, since she can’t bring herself to fully commit to him. She turns for help to her pastor-father, only to learn that he’s just been diagnosed with leukemia. Shannon thought it couldn’t get any worse. Then the late-night, threatening phone calls begin, the rough voice asking, “What did he say before he died?”

With everything around her in a critical state, simply staying alive will require all the resources and focus Shannon has.


You can purchase a copy at Richard L. Mabry’s website.


About the Author:

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.


You can learn more about Richard Mabry and his books at his website.


My Opinion:


If you do a search of my blog for Richard L. Mabry you’ll find that I’ve read quite a few of his books and I’ve enjoyed them all – and Critical Condition is no different – but I think this may even be my favorite one.  We meet Shannon Frasier before she is a real doctor entering a fancy restaurant with her soon-to-be fiance and then he is gunned down – right in front of her.  Fast forward several years and Dr. Frasier is a successful doctor, with a loving set of parents, a messed up sister and a boyfriend who wants more from her.   Ah, life.  As Shannon and her boyfriend sit down to a dinner in her home with some friends, gun shots ring out and all too soon the nightmare from the past has been reawakened on her front lawn – but I don’t want to give away too much so I’ll tell you this, I finished this in a day – more like a couple of hours with lots of stops in between for shouts of “mom!”


If you enjoy a good Christian suspense book with a lot of faith woven in then this book will be right up your alley, although I will say there is some doctor speak but it adds to the story more than takes away, after all we’re dealing with many doctors and police.  Fast paced suspense will keep you turning the page because you’ll want to know what is going on with Shannon and her sister and the sub-plots of her father’s medical condition.  Richard’s writing will pull you into the story and get you wrapped up in the characters sand their lives as they go about living and trying to stay alive – and while there is the element of death and crime faith is very much an active aspect of Mabry’s writing – those who chose to continue in their disbelief, those whose faith becomes their own and those who have always believed.  An excellent read if you’re looking for something fast paced and a way to unwind.


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(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws



Richard Mabry‘s latest medical suspense, Critical Condition, is receiving high praise. USA TODAY says, “Mabry combines his medical expertise with a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

Richard is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Critical Condition by Richard Mabry

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 11th. Winner will be announced May 13th on Richard’s blog.


Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Richard’s blog on May 13th to see if you won.


One response to “Litfuse Publicity: Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. #grow4christ #bookreview

  1. Sara, thanks so much for your review. Glad you liked Critical Condition, and I hope your blog readers will, as well.

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