Friday, April 26, 2013

Fast Paced Thriller with a Medical Background

Leaving the hospital late at night, Dr. Matt Newman is kidnapped. His quick thinking lets him escape from the trunk of his car and get away from the kidnappers. Unfortunately, his chosen hiding place is reached by crawling up an unstable stack of crates. When the kidnappers leave, he starts to come down, falls, and sustains a serious head injury. This is the start of his nightmare.

Instead of treating him like a victim, the police accuse Matt of murder because a dead woman was found in the trunk of his car lying on top of his wallet. No one believes in his innocense except his attorney, Sandra Murphy, and his missionary brother. His girlfriend, Jenny, pushes him away, the hospital puts his new position on hold, and the police are out to get him. When Matt hits bottom, he begins to look at God's promise.

This is a fast paced thriller it's hard to put down. I kept reading because I wanted to know how Matt could have gotten himself into this situation. Although the answer is hard to figure out, the author leaves enough clues throughout the book that you don't feel cheated at the end by a solution that comes out of left field. The characters are realistic and the budding romance is a plus.

If you like thrillers with a touch of romance and a medical background, this is a book for you. I highly recommend it.

I reviewed this book for the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Program.