About the Book:
It began as a quiet dinner party honoring Dr. Shannon Frasier's colleague, but became a nightmare when a man was shot on her lawn, reviving emotions from a similar episode a decade ago. Then a midnight call from her sister, Megan, causes Shannon to fear that her sister is on drugs again.
Her "almost-fiancé" Dr. Mark Gilbert's support only adds to Shannon's feelings of guilt, since she can't bring herself to fully commit to him. She turns for help to her pastor-father, only to learn that he's just been diagnosed with leukemia.
Shannon thought it couldn't get any worse. Then the late-night, threatening phone calls begin, the rough voice asking, "What did he say before he died?"
With everything around her in a critical state, simply staying alive will require all the resources and focus Shannon has.
If you are a fan of Richard Mabry's other books, you'll enjoy this one too. Like the others, it is a fast-paced romantic Christian suspense featuring medical and legal scenes. Like the others, it takes quite a few liberties with the legal aspects. Like the others it is somewhat unrealistic and like the others, it has a happy ending.
The Christian aspects of the book are interwoven throughout the story. The characters pray before meals--or the fact that they don't is mentioned. Shannon's dad is a pastor and go to church with Shannon a couple of times. We learn that one thing keeping Shannon from committing to Mark is the strength of his faith versus the weakness of hers. Nevertheless, this isn't a conversion story and no angel comes to the rescue.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B.