Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left his last shift in the ER have no such plans—they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt’s only thought is escape. He does so, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU . . . where he awakens to discover he’s being charged with murder.
Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors. But when Matt calls, she knows she can’t walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent.
Matt’s career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he’s a murderer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth—and the faith to keep going—will be the toughest stress test Matt has ever endured.
This plot has a ton of potential, but I found myself frustrated and a little bored. The author always refers the big man and he and him and the boss, but there are never any clue as to why Dr. Newman was kidnapped or what’s going on. Then, at the very end, the lawyers sit down and conveniently explain everything.
The plot really seemed to be about Matt Newman and Sandra Murray finding a good, Christian relationship more than anything else. The kidnapping and medical stuff felt like a reason to bring the two together. It read more like a romance, not a thriller. I found myself skimming a lot, looking for some action.
It wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t the page turner I was expecting.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze program. The opinions are my own.