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Medical Judgment

May 30, 2016
Medical Judgment
Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Christian fiction
Adobingdon Press
May 17, 2016
Net Galley


Description of Medical Judgment

Someone is after Dr. Sarah Gordon. They’ve stalked her and set a fire at her home. Trying to recover from the traumatic deaths of her husband and infant daughter is tough enough, but she has no idea what will come next. Her late husband’s best friend and a recovering alcoholic detective are trying to solve the mystery before it’s too late, but both appear to be vying for her affection as well. Sarah finds herself in constant fear as the process plays out.

As the threats on her life continue to escalate, so do the questions: Who is doing this? Why are they after her? And with her only help being unreliable suitors in competition with each other, whom can she really trust?

My review of Medical Judgment

I have never read any of Richard Mabry, M.D.’s books. After reading this one I will definitely check the others out. I loved this book.

Sarah Gordon is an ER physician. She is used to making critical medical judgments numerous times a shift. In her personal life she feels crippled, unable to make any decisions on her own. Understandable, since she has lost her husband and her two-year-old daughter. A loss like that makes you unable to function properly.

Someone is harassing her. Phone calls, a fire at her house, someone shot at her, and someone shot her dog.  This is not a good time for her thinking  and decision making to be hampered.  She turns to her deceased husband’s best friend and a police detective for help. They both want to be more to Sarah than just protectors.

Kyle takes Sarah to church, somewhere she hasn’t been since her husband and daughter’s funerals. Sarah stops blaming God for not saving her husband and daughter and turns to Him for help. She finds the strength she never knew she had once she starts leaning on God.

I love Dr. Mabry’s writing style. The story didn’t get bogged down at any point, it flowed at the perfect pace. We were able to see everything Sarah was seeing and able to hear her thoughts. It made the reader emphasize with her more. We were able to see what issues she was struggling with and what things she thought she was in control of.

The ending was a complete surprise! I love when I can’t figure out who the villain is. This one would be perfect for a book club. It has discussion questions at the end of the story.

If you like a good mystery, give this one a try. I know you love it as much as I did. Let me know what you think of it.



About the author

61lwP88fLNL._SX150_ Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

I’m a retired physician who is now writing. I also stay busy being a husband and grandfather, working on my golf game, and doing the hundred-and-one other things that retired people do.

I got into non-medical writing after the death of my first wife with my book, THE TENDER SCAR: LIFE AFTER THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE. I’m gratified that it continues to help those who have lost a loved one.

About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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