Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
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Book Description:
Book Description
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.
My Review:
Medical suspense that is well written is sometimes hard to find, but Richard Mabry knocks it out of the park with this book. Shannon witnesses her first boyfriend being shot and the PTSD that follows her is revived when another man is shot on her lawn.  There were a few story lines to follow in this book, I would love to see another book about Megan and her future journey.
Richard Mabry gives us an inside view of the life of a busy surgeon that has witnessed many hard cases, but shows us the heart of the matter so to speak. Megan and Shannon are also PK’s, which means the turmoil of having issues with dealing with Christianity is also addressed.
I felt like this book was well balanced in giving you a very exciting suspense story, combined with dealing with emotional issues that we know everyone faces. I really have enjoyed books by this author and will be reading more by him when I get the chance!
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  1. Richard Mabry

    Thanks, Martha. So glad you liked Critical Condition, as well as my other novels. Appreciate the kind words.

    1. martyomenko

      Thanks for visiting my blog! I missed out on the ACFW discussion for the month, but it was a great discussion it looked like as well.

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