A Heartbeat Away: A Novel - eBook
A Great Suspense Novel
This is a very well written suspense novel. It is in the medical field but the writer has made the language very simple to understand. The story moves quickly and will keep you interested from the first page. I gave this book 5/5 stars. It is an excellent story. The Christian aspect comes into play but is not over the top. I liked the characters and thought they were believable. The setting really helps in making the suspense in the story intriguing. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a Christian suspense novel.
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
January 20, 2013
Very good mystery
I shared this book with a friend who read until after midnight. That says how good it is. I hope Harry Kraus keeps writing this kind of book.
I have been a Harry Kraus fan for several years . In one review it was said that this is his best one yet. I agree.
December 19, 2012
A Brilliant Medical Thriller
Harry Kraus in his new book, Ã¢ÂÂA Heartbeat Away book coverA Heartbeat AwayÃ¢ÂÂ published by David C Cook brings us into the life of Dr. Tori Taylor.
From the back cover: Haunted by memories of a murder she never witnessed
Dr. Tori Taylor rules the operating room with a cold precision that makes nurses cower and her colleagues take notes. But even with her success as a respected surgeon, Tori finds herself alone in her moment of desperationÃ¢ÂÂdying on her own operating table.
Tori needs a heart transplant, but what she receives is far more than just a donor organ. Lying loveless and friendless in the recovery room, Tori experiences flashes of terrifying events she never witnessed. Soon she leaves her controlled world and starts investigating a homicide only she believes happened. Is she hallucinating? Or will someone believe her in time to stop a murderer from killing again?
Ever heard the expression, Ã¢ÂÂthe heart remembersÃ¢ÂÂ? Well it seems that medical science has discovered that this is true. The doctors have found memory engrams in the heart similar to those found in the brain, where we normally think of memory. This only goes to prove the Bible is accurate when it tells us, Ã¢ÂÂguard your heart.Ã¢ÂÂ Dr. Kraus has given us a page flipping thriller that is ripped from the current medical journals and added in an intense search for a murderer. The character of Dr. Taylor is so well written. First she starts off as a cold controlling person withdrawn from humanity but with the heart transplant she softens as she learns that God has taken from her old heart of stone and given her a new one of flesh. Ã¢ÂÂA Heartbeat AwayÃ¢ÂÂ is a very exciting adventure that kept my attention all the way until the end. I recommend it highly.
If you missed the interview for Ã¢ÂÂThe Six-Liter ClubÃ¢ÂÂ, a different story from Dr. Kraus, and would like to listen to it and/or interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from David C Cook. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255: Ã¢ÂÂGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.Ã¢ÂÂ
December 10, 2012
Getting a heart transplant and a new "heart"!
My first impression of this book was one of piqued interest due to the field of medicine and, particularly of heart surgery. The main character is portrayed as a pure scientist/surgeon who is easy to hate! She seems heartless which is an interesting play on words as she requires a heart transplant early in the story.
That heart transplant opens an entirely new theme of cellular memory and its validity within the "heart" and mind of the heart recipient. Dr. Taylor, unsaved and uncaring, begins to develop compassionate thoughts and a yearning for spiritual insight.
The story bounces back and forth between the donor's past life and Dr. Taylor's present life and requires earnest attention to keep the story lines/characters straight. But the overarching theme of receiving a new heart to replace our old heart of stone at salvation is beautifully portrayed in the context of modern medicine.
October 24, 2012