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In a Heartbeat

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  238 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Once she was his secret. Now she is his only hope....

In a New York hospital, a powerful real estate developer lies suspended between life and death while police scramble to solve the mystery of his shooting. With Ed Vincent slipping in and out of consciousness, a detective has one clue to begin his hunt — a name that lingered on Vincent’s lips.

But who is the woman Vincent
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 9th 2001 by Dell (first published November 28th 2000)
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Dana
everything worked out in the end.....feel good book
Holley (hizzle85)
Normally I love Elizabeth Adler's books, but this one didn't impress me as much as I expected.

One reason i picked this book over another on my list of hers to read is because two of the main characters were from the south, and T thought that would make things a little more interesting. I think that took part of it away for me.

Also, I didn't like the premise that the happily married detective fell in love with Zelda/Mel and thought that maybe a man could love two women in his life. That is certa
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Jeanie
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Eva Popovich
This turned out to be a great book (I went on vacation just as I finished this so did not get back to review it then.) It is about a man who is critically ill, on life support, but really it is about the people who know him. Some love him, and some hate him. So there is a lot of mystery surrounding just who might have tried to kill him. But even when you think you have an idea of who it was that meant to kill, you find that you have gotten to know those characters quite well and begin to underst ...more
Cassondra Windwalker
This book combines a thrilling murder mystery, rife with buried family secrets, with two poignant love stories. Elizabeth Adler leaves the reader's heart aching, for loves realized and loves only discovered, whose embrace, however fleeting, is never forgotten. That the human heart is greater than we imagined is more curse than blessing.
Sylvia
The urgent call sent millionaire Ed Vincent flying from Charleston to La Guardia in his Cessna in order to learn the identity of his rival on a property deal. After Ed debarks from his plane, a Sigma automatic greets him. In a coma, he is rushed to the hospital where the emergency staff struggles to save his life. Knowing he is going to die, Ed worries what will happen to his beloved Zelda, who will probably be the next target.

Zelda, who is actually Melba Merrydew, rushes to the hospital beca
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Sharon Sherman
A page-turning thriller as Dectivetive Marco Camelia looks for and finds Zelda. The one and only name Vincent says as he slips in and out of consciousness.
Sandy
This book was so much fun. I love the way the author makes her characters bigger than life, and pays very little attention to practical, realistic details!!!
Tania
randomly chosen from my big pile beside the bed.

quotes#790184 from my notebook

"Remember," she said again, "that a thing of beauty is even more beautiful if it has a use." p224

"Hard work is the only answer, son," he told Ed as they descended through the wispy morning fog, splashing through sparkling streams and over polished rocks. Through meadows waist-high with wildflowers, where orange and black butterflies unfurled their wings as the early sun warmed them. Down the rutted lane onto the narrow
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Karren
Loved it. Surprised on some of the comments as I could not put it down. Would make a good movie.
M.J.
One of Adler's best -- a good mystery.
Sarah Lewis
My sister gave me this book and I really enjoyed it. This book is about a rich guy who gets shot and of course they have to find the killer before he tries again. The guy who gets shot(Ed)is in a coma. His girlfriend and the cop go traveling to find out more about Ed in hopes that that will help them. This is the first of her books I read and I plan on reading more
Megan Kaminsky
The murder mystery part of this book was good and kept you interested in reading. But the author decided to make it part trashy romance novel and I found that to be completely stupid and unnecessary....and nothing even came about from that part of the story line.
Chazzle
In a Heartbeat, by Elizabeth Adler - about 2 and a half to 3 stars; pleasant, almost too pleasant, reading; but, entertaining; she’s somewhere between Stuart Woods and Sidney Sheldon in the ability to entertain
Bonnie G
Apr 27, 2009 Bonnie G rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Bonnie G by: library shelf
Too romancey for my taste. The technique of putting a main character in a coma throughout the book was interesting, but not enough to make it a recommendation to others.
Goerge Moyer
I read this book faster than I usually do because it was so hard to put down!
Patty
Nice twist.
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Born in Yorkshire, North England, Elizabeth Adler met her husband Richard (an American) while both were working in London. They have lived in England, Ireland, France, Brazil, and the United States and have traveled extensively. They have one daughter and live in Palm Springs, California. Her first novel, Private Desires (also titled Leonie), launched an enormously successful writing career, she a ...more
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