In A Heartbeat

In A Heartbeat

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From the acclaimed author of One September Morning comes a gripping new novel that explores one family's journey in the wake of a horrific crime and its unexpected aftermath. Kate McGann is wrenched from sleep by the 3 a.m. phone call every parent dreads. Her nineteen-year-old son, Ben, is lying unconscious in a Syracuse hospital after being attacked in his sleep by an unknown assailant with a baseball bat. While Kate waits, frantically wishing for Ben to wake up and take back his life, she tries to uncover who could have done something so brutal. Ben's talent as a baseball player on his college team made some teammates jealous, but could any of them have hated him enough to do this? The crisis brings all of Ben's relationships into sharp focus--and also leads Kate to unsettling revelations about her marriage. And with each discovery, Kate learns what happens when a single unforeseen event changes everything, and the future you've taken for granted is snatched away in a heartbeat. . . Praise for Rosalind Noonan's One September Morning qReminiscent of Jodi Picoult's kind of tale. . .it's a keeper!q--Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author qWritten with great insight. . . Noonan delivers a fast-paced, character-driven tale with a touch of mystery.q --Publishers Weekly qNoonan creates a unique thriller. . .a novel that focuses on the toll war takes on returning soldiers and civilians whose loved ones won't be coming home.q --BooklistAlthough two people, a woman in the cosmetics aisle and a man looking at greeting cards, had cell phones pressed to their ears. a€œSo since I have you on the line, a€ she said, working hard to keep her voice steady, a€œwhy dona#39;t you tell me exactly what I did ... Because Ia#39;ve examined my conscience, really racked my memory, and Ia#39;m not coming up with anything that bad. ... When she turned on her cell phone coming off the plane, there were two text messages from a restricted number, IN Aanbsp;...

Title:In A Heartbeat
Author:Rosalind Noonan
Publisher:Kensington - 2010-09-01


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