coverStress Test is about a doctor, his relationships to friends, loved ones, his job and his faith after one of the worst days of his life.  Dr. Matt Newman finishes his last shift at Metropolitan Hospital, walks out the door and into a nightmare.  For no reason he can fathom, the doctor has become a target of criminals who will stop at nothing to get what they want and they seem to want him dead.

I found myself drawn right into this book from the moment I opened it.  The action started quickly and kept up a good pace.  I was racing from page to page to keep up.  I wanted to know what would happen next.  I didn’t want to put the book down and read over half of it in my first sitting.  The story was believable and well written.  Even though you get a glimpse of the hired help, you don’t know who is pulling the strings until the end.

About two-thirds through the book, the author starts to tie up the loose ends and prepare for the ending and this is where the pace of the story changes.  It felt as though someone had given the author a certain number of words to meet and they had only a few words left so the solution to the story was wrapped up too quickly.  Faith seems to be the universal answer.  The solution to the mystery and how the doctor gained a life he didn’t even know he wanted seemed too convenient after an excellent start to the book.

Since two-thirds of the book was interesting and encouraged me to turn the pages, I would give Stress Test four out of five stars.

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