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!


Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the info on this one, Susan. If you like it, it must be a good one. :)


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

I've read many mysteries over the years, and this one got high marks.

Susan :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. it sounds very interesting -and I love books written by experts in their field - ie the MD aspect.

Good to know about - cheers Hilary

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary -

Yes, it lends authenticity to the technical aspects. He did a great job.

Susan :)