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“Cathy returns to her hometown after a broken relationship, but discovers that among her friends and acquaintances is someone who wants her out of town or dead. When one of Cathy’s prescriptions almost kills the town banker, it sets the stage for a malpractice suit that could end her time in...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Cathy returns to her hometown after a broken relationship, but discovers that among her friends and acquaintances is someone who wants her out of town or dead. When one of Cathy’s prescriptions almost kills the town banker, it sets the stage for a malpractice suit that could end her time in town, if not her career. Starts out fine, but degrades into a boring novel.”Bev wrote this review Thursday, August 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Title: Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble Series)
Author: Richard Mabry
Publisher: Abingdon Press
I have recently read Richard Mabry’s latest novel, Stress Test, and found the novel so good I decided to read some of his other books. As a result, I discovered Code Blue and what a find! This is the first book in the Prescription for Trouble Series. This is a contemporary medical suspense novel and it will enthrall the reader from page one until the end!
Someone is out to kill Dr. Cathy Sewell or is she just being paranoid, descending into the schizophrenia that plagued her mother before her death? Cathy has returned to her hometown to start her own private family medical practice. She is having trouble getting patients due to rumors about her reasons for returning home. She is pursued by a mysterious black SUV she encounters several times, but is it the same SUV? Is there really anybody after her or is it her imagination running wild? Then, one of her few patients arrives at the hospital after taking too much of his medicine, causing a heart attack. The patient survives, but Cathy’s career might not. As a result, Cathy is now being sued as she wrote the prescription incorrectly or did she?
Cathy enlists the aid of her former high school boyfriend, who has now become a lawyer. Will Kennedy has never stopped loving Cathy, but wonders what happened when they both left for college and their relationship crumbled. He is ready to pick up where they left off, but Cathy is not so sure. Cathy has some unresolved anger at her father. Her parents were both killed in a car accident on the way to Cathy’s college graduation. She wonders if her father was unfaithful to her mother. Cathy also had a couple of relationships where the men were unfaithful. She has trouble trusting Will. She also has trouble trusting God. She and He have not been on speaking terms since her parents’ deaths. Will is the son of a preacher and an active Christian. Can he show Cathy that both he and God are trustworthy? Can they find solutions to Cathy’s many problems and renew her faith?
This is a great story that has action, suspense and unexpected twists and turns in the plot. The characters face stress and problems every day just like you and I. Okay, the problems may be different, but they are problems just the same. How do you deal with your problems? Do you try to fix them on your own or do you take them to the ultimate Problem Solver first? I plan to review more of this author’s novels in the future, so if you like fast-paced fiction, stay tuned to read more!
My rating is 5 stars.
Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ . Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
“290pgs, For Dr. Cathy Sewell, Code Blue means more than just the cardiac emergencies she faces—it’s the state of her life when the return to her hometown doesn’t bring the peace she so desperately needs. The town doctors resent the fact that she’s not only a newcomer but also a woman, and the devastating results from one of her prescriptions may mean the end of her practice. As two men compete for her affection, an enemy wants her out of town—or possibly even dead.
Cathy returns to her hometown seeking healing after a broken relationship, but discovers that among her friends and acquaintances is someone who wants her out of town…or dead. Lawyer Will Kennedy, her high school sweetheart, offers help, but does it carry a price tag? Is hospital chief of staff, Dr. Marcus Bell, really on her side in her fight to get hospital privileges? Is Will’s father, Pastor Matthew Kennedy, interested in advising her or just trying to get her back to the church she left years ago? When one of Cathy’s prescriptions almost kills the town banker, it sets the stage for a malpractice suit that could end her time in town, if not her career. It’s soon clear that this return home was a prescription for trouble.”
“Okay book ”Carolyn Smyth wrote this review Monday, November 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I like medical thrillers - which this was billed as being, but wasn't. I love great characters that I can love or hate with passion - which this book did not have. I love suspense and trying to discover the villain before the hero - which didn't exactly happen in this book. Well, I figured out the villain early one - first time she appeared - but there wasn't really much suspense.
I often read Christian books and some are very good at telling a story with a positive point of view without being preachy. This one failed. Religion is something that is at the heart of a person, not something that is suddenly turned on in the midst of a crisis.
Bottom line, I wanted to like this book - the plot had potential which failed - but in the end it was just a quick read and an equally forgettable read.”
“very good, keeps you on the edge of your seat. One thing to note, unlike other series books, the next 2 do not follow up where the previous one left off so you're left wondering what happen to..the only reason I can come up with that they're a "series" is they all deal with the same subject - medical mystery”Kathy W. wrote this review Thursday, June 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyed”Shelfari wrote this review Wednesday, February 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“These are good books”Lynn F wrote this review Thursday, January 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No