A Heartbeat Away
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About "A Heartbeat Away"
Meet the Author
Harry Kraus, M.D., is a practicing general surgeon and the author of eight novels. He is currently serving with Africa Inland Mission as a missionary surgeon at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. Dr. Kraus received the M.D. degree from Medical College of Virginia, completed his surgical internship and residency at University of Kentucky, and formerly practiced in Virginia.
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This book captured my attention from the very start. Kraus leaves you with questions and twists as the plot unfolds. Who is the victim? Who can you really trust? I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more of Kraus' suspense.
This is my first Harry Kraus novel and it certainly will not be my last. The story of Tori's heart transplant and the underlying story of Christian and Dakaota keeps you guessing all the way through. Where did Tori's heart come from? Her new heart has cellular memories giving her messages. Was her donor murdered? There are many other questions which keep the reader interested and most of all the message is about the change in Tori's heart as she discovers the love of Jesus which transforms her life.
First book I've read by this author and I loved it! As you all know I'm deep into Suspense Fiction right now and this book grabbed my attention from the cover right through till the end of the blurb. It fits beautifully with my romance, suspense, action requirements. This book is filled with a great mystery, with numerous twists and turns and a thrilling climax. The book kept me on edge of my seat for the entire plot -wondering how all the pieces would fit together. The ideas of cellular memory is really fascinating stuff and it worked really well to help bring the transformation of Tori from her heartless beginnings to a woman of emotion, with an ability to love herself and those around her. I found some of the medical scenes were quite graphic for me - I'm squeamish at the best of times so it doesn't take much for me to get queasy - I had to speed read through those bits. This book got me thinking about how memories are so important to our lives and unlocking why we are the way we are. We don't realize how important memories are to our overall sense of self. When we block out memories from our past we are inadvertently shutting a part of ourselves down. The book explores this idea through Tori receiving a new heart and how this changes her. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more from this author.