Book Review: Surgeon’s Choice

28 Dec

Dr. Ben Merrick and his fiancé, Rachel Gardner, can’t get her divorced parents to stay in the same room, much less attend their wedding together. He is already looking over his shoulder expecting more trouble from a very senior surgeon who has shown he is still smarting from a previous dust-up, but Ben doesn’t know if a series of mishaps and accidents are caused by a disgruntled patient’s relatives or represent more from the older surgeon. Complicating it all is the question of whether Rachel’s father is back doing drugs. Then, when people start dying, Ben and Rachel wonder if they can escape unscathed . . . and alive.


Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, now writing “medical suspense with heart”. He is the author of ten published novels, three novellas, and a non-fiction book. His novels have garnered critical acclaim and been finalists for ACFW’s Carol Award, both the Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year and Reviewer’s Choice Awards, the Inspirational Readers Choice, and the Selah Award. He is a proud member of the ACFW, the International Thriller Writers, the Christian Authors Network, the FHL chapter of the RWA, and Novelists Inc.

You can connect with Richard on the Internet at his blog page and Facebook fan page, as well as Twitter and Goodreads.

My Impressions:

Richard Mabry, retired physician and novelist, always delivers a fast-paced medical drama with twists and turns you don’t see coming. In Surgeon’s Choice, Dr. Ben Merrick and his fiancé, nurse Rachel Gardner, are looking forward to a happily-ever-after future. But Ben has to contend with malicious attacks and a hostile fellow surgeon, while Rachel’s parents’ past issues cast a shadow on their upcoming joy. It’s nothing they can’t handle until events turn deadly.

Surgeon’s Choice has a hospital setting that will appeal to those who like medical dramas. The action takes place in the rooms, surgery suites, and the busy ER. But life and death issues are not limited to the hospital environs. Serious threats and death stalk the characters wherever they go. This novella-length book is a quick read, but the reader won’t feel cheated — you’ll come to love the main characters and appreciate the real-world problems and dilemmas explored. This one is a good choice for when you want a good story, but are limited on time. It can easily be read in one or two nights or during a quick weekend getaway.


Audience: adults.

To purchase, click HERE. (pre-order price is just 99 cents for Kindle!)

(Thanks to the author for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

2 Responses to “Book Review: Surgeon’s Choice”

  1. Richard Mabry December 28, 2017 at 9:13 am #

    Thanks, Beckie. Glad you liked it, and I hope your readers do as well.

    • rbclibrary December 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

      Thanks for the opportunity, Richard! Happy New Year!

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