Friday, September 21, 2012
On My Kindle - Code Blue by Richard Mabry, M.D.
Cathy Sewell returns to her hometown of Dainger, Texas. She's running away from her troubles and God. Not long after the move, she discovers geographical changes won't solve her problems. They've tagged along for the ride.
Will Kennedy hasn't give up hope. He's loved Cathy from the time they were in high school. Now a successful lawyer, will he be able to keep her alive and help her deal with the excess baggage?
Dr. Mabry's book grabbed me immediately, and I couldn't put it down. I loved the combination of medical mystery and romance. His background made the story realistic, while the who-dun-it part kept the tension at the right level.
My only regret is that I didn't read this book sooner. The author has several other books out, and I'll be picking them up.
Writers: How do you ramp up the tension in your manuscripts/short stories?
Readers: What gets your heart pumping? Sinister characters? Spooky settings? Please share.
Have a blessed weekend!