Critical Condition by Richard Mabry

I received an electronic copy of Critical Condition in exchange for my review. All opinions listed are 100% my own.

I love a good suspense novel. I don’t like them gory or graphic at all, but the story line? It needs to keep my attention just as if I was watching an action/suspense thriller on television.

I recently got the chance to read Critical Condition by Richard Mabry. It is the first book of his I have ever read. My first initial reaction when reading this book was, “Oh man — I am going to be up ALL night reading this page turner.” Here’s why I loved this book SO much.


The characters seemed real to me. I loved each of the characters in this book. It did not start off all nice and roses like most novels do. There is a tragedy right from the get go that sets the scene for you to start getting acquainted with the characters and their back stories. For me, I love reading and finding out about a character’s back story. That helps me to fall in love with them more. That is how I felt about Dr. Shannon Frasier. She has had some serious things happen to her in her life.

I cheered for her throughout the pages of the book and found myself praying that she would discover the answers to the questions she seemed to be asking. Out of all the main characters in the book, she was my favorite.

Her fiance was my second favorite. I silently cheered for him and applauded his attempts to be the guy who rescued Shannon from all her troubles.

I love when characters seem real to me. It makes the story line that much more interesting.

The story started with action from page 1. I don’t like novels that are slow reading for the first few chapters. It makes it really hard to get into the book. No worries about that with this book. From page 1, I found myself glued to each and every chapter. It was a very easy book to read and will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat.

To learn more about this book — you just have to trust me and get yourself a copy :) You will thank me later!

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.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Richard’s website.

About the author

RMabry-120A 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.

CRITICAL CONDITION Kindle HDX Giveaway from Richard Mabry!

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.


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  1. Richard Mabry says

    Jen, so glad you enjoyed Critical Condition, and I appreciate your sharing your thoughts with your blog readers.


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