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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Elena Gardner learns an OB patient of her fiancé, Dr. David Merritt, is suffering frequent beatings at the hands of her husband. Despite Elena's advice, the wife refuses to take legal action against her abusive husband. David is so frustrated that he loudly and publicly voices his desire to beat the man senseless. When someone actually kills the husband in that fashion, David's offhand expression leads him to the sheriff's office. As the situation worsens, the two doctors form a partnership with a new attorney in town in order to fight a murder charge.

©2015 Richard Mabry (P)2016 Richard Mabry

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Rx Murder

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The author keeps the reader guessing. The story is fast moving, . With a fast pace, lots of suspense, and a touch of romance, the author takes the reader on an interesting search to find the real murderer. Full of suspense

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A Quick Listen, But A Quality Listen

This is a short novella that packs in spousal abuse, murder, numerous characters to pick from, a great deal of suspense and a few plot twists while we, the reader/listener, go about trying to figure out who done it. The story has a fast pace to it and narrator Meghan Kelly does a great job. She gives us distinctively different voices for the various characters as she brings author Richard Mabry’s story to life. The bottom line is “Rx Murder” is definitely worth your time if you like a good who done it.

Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.

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Will the real murderer please stand up!

With Rx Murder, Richard Mabry has given readers a taste of his expertise in writing suspense stories. The novella keeps the pages turning (or in the case of an audible copy, the listening app rolling!) The author does a good job of the emotional subject of spousal abuse and the issues that surround it. Twists and turns to the plot, evocative characters and a surprise murderer are good reasons to pick up this book! Meghan Kelly does a great job of narration, making listening to the book an enjoyable experience.
I was given an audio edition of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Dee
  • LA
  • 05-18-16

Quick listen but worth it

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I'm not sure how the author was able to pack a complex mystery into a short novel but that he did. It was a whodunnit from the beginning with an interesting story line and enough characters (and potential culprits) to keep you guessing. I didn't see the ending (love it when that happens) but I would have liked a bit more build up to the reveal. Still, an overall good story with very good narration.

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RX Murder

This was a very intriguing murder/mystery. You feel such compassion for the wife, and wonder why anyone even cares why the abusive husband died. And the end really has you wondering. Really fun short story.

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Excellent short story; didn't see the end coming

I really enjoyed this book! It is a pleasure listening to a book without any profanity, sex, violence (okay, a tiny bit of violence), or anything else that would make me embarrassed if my kids listened to it. This is a good book.

I liked how it was short, but since I have never read a book of this length it was a bit strange. I listen to a lot of short stores about one hour or less and of course most books are about 8 or 9 hours, so I was leery about whether the author could carry it out. But he did. This would have been a full five stars except for the following:

1.The conversations were a bit...awkward. Nobody speaks like these guys do; most never speak like an English professor giving a lecture. This would be an easy fix--how would "normal" people say the same thing?

2. The praying is okay and doesn't bother me at all. In fact I felt it to be refreshing. But usually, all aspects of a book relate to the plot somehow, so I kept expecting the story to come back to this. But it never need. I am not very knowledgable about Christian Fiction (is this Christian Fiction, or Religious Fiction, or whatever the official term is?) but I was hoping the author would come back to this.

3. The narrator was...well...I don't want to talk bad but she was not the world's best narrator. But this is a personal opinion. It was hard to take her seriously when she was using a "man voice" or a "doctor voice" or even the "Sheriff voice." I wonder how the book would read if I were to read it instead of listen to it. I dare say it would be completely different.

Okay, so with that said, I have two quick additional notes:

1. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

2. MOST IMPORTANT: I am not an author of fiction, nor do I have a degree in English. I felt this to be a fun book to listen to and didn't see the end coming (although maybe I should have). I have a PhD in History and am overly critical with books so please don't let this be a turnoff. Try this book, you won't be disappointed.

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Nice Listen

Overall I liked it. The performance was good. Of course with amount of time, it ended abruptly with the killer coming out of nowhere. But the journey was good

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Pretty good read.

Not the worst i've ever read, but not the best either. it was an ok book.

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  • 09-23-16

☤ A Perfectly Timed Mystery



☤ This is a great short story/whodunit written by Richard Mabry. It shows how the happenings in a small town can get out of control. A doctor knows that one of her patients is being domestically abused, however before anything can be done about it the husband turns up dead! Suddenly, the doctor's fiancé (also a doctor) is the prime suspect, due to his vocal statement a few days earlier.

☤ Who and how can we get this all sorted out?

☤ This thriller is just the right length to listen to on an evening in winter or on the beach in summer. While the subject matter is a bit serious, the book is lightly written without taking away from the crime.

☤ The author has done a wonderful thing with this medical thriller.

☤ I will sound repetitive, if you have read any of my other reviews of Meghan Kelly. Not only can she perform a book, she chooses the best books to perform. A perfect mix of severity in a relaxed atmosphere are performed almost flawlessly in the short story.

Five stars performance
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Great story with a surprise ending

I enjoyed the story. I have to admit that at first I had a hard time with the seeming constant intense tone of the narrator's voice. However, I did get used to it amd ultimately was impressed with her skill in voicing each character, even the male characters.

I thought the story was enjoyable to listen to once I got used to the voice and I loved the unexpected ending. This was the first book I have "read" by this author, but won't be the last.

I received a free audible copy of this book in exchange for my honest review which I have given.