Book Review: In a Heart Beat

About C.A. King

Award winning author, C.A. King, was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Brantford Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching. It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and decided to publish some of her works.

Book Review by Maha

In a Heart Beat is a thrilling novel for supernatural lovers everywhere. The acclaimed author created this world so that the readers would have an escape from life. This inspiring story is set in a fictional world where angels, demons, vampires, and the alike prowl free, undetected by the untrained human eye. Monsters are everywhere; primal hunters who can snap a person’s neck in a flash. Are we safe? The good news: most of them try to keep a low profile.

The main character is a bloodsucking creature of the night. That’s right. It’s Seth the vampire! An immortal bored with eternal life, he has a lot of time to spare. Traveling alone, he writes a private journal on the paranormal world. Isn’t it a bit risky to jot down his thoughts on paper? They could be stolen. But who would try to rob a deadly vampire? Probably, someone with a death wish or a maniac.

While staying in a remote but a tight-knit community, Seth gets into trouble. Getting into a scuffle with the wrong person – how was he to know, he just arrived in townlands him in anger management classes. So, in the local church, he is forced to attend ‘the meeting’ along with six others, under the gaze of the strange priest. Then someone in their little group drops dead or so they say. Compelled, Seth looks further into the unexpected death, with shocking secrets and betrayals greeting him every step of the way. Read the book to find out more about his macabre adventure.

Like many other stories, this one has a villain. However, the hunt for the true mastermind is mind-boggling. For a while, you think it is the Judge’s family but the truth rocks you to the core. Some say it’s Jenny; the mysterious woman Seth fell in love with. Could it be true? But with the town’s folk reputed to be expert liars, they weren’t above framing the innocent woman. What exactly is the whole truth? Read this roller-coaster ride to discover it.

This story is one of my favorites and I love every nook and cranny of it, from the enjoyable language to the exciting plot. The best scene, in my opinion, is when Marg (a girl in the meeting who has it rough) saves Seth without any regard for her own life. Selfless people like her are a rarity these days. There are so many scenes to like, try finding yours.

Stimulating, quirky and innovative, this story will keep your emotions churning till the end. It’s a must-read for anyone with a taste for magic and murder. The mysteries concealed in the novel will leave your thoughts reeling. You will be so immersed in this gothic, mysterious and rousing tale that you will read till the end without getting bored. You truly won’t regret that you wasted your time on just another vampire story. In a Heart Beat has plenty of elements to satisfy your intellect and imagination.