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Heartbeat: A Short Story

Heartbeat: A Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Katia Lief
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

A dangerous secret, a broken heart

Originally published in Ellery Queen Magazine.

Effie Miller has been a loyal assistant to Ted Stollit for many years. But when she receives a diagnosis of terminal cancer, she decides she will no longer keep the secret that has made her boss rich. Their confrontation on Christmas eve will prove deadly for one of them.


"Mesmerizing." -Lisa Gardner

"Suspense at a high level." (Midwest Book Review)

"Taut, clean storytelling." -Publishers Weekly

"Readers will want to read more of this talented writer's work." -New York Journal of Books

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 174 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Table Books (7 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AL0J3HA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #151,071 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in France to American parents, Katia Lief moved to the United States as a baby and was raised in Massachusetts and New York. She teaches fiction writing as a part-time faculty member at the New School in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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3.0 out of 5 stars good writer 15 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Short, it certainly was. too short though, very disappointed. not worth the money.I have enjoyed reading this authors work in the past, i shall continue doing so,
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3.0 out of 5 stars Far too short 22 Oct 2013
By Mrs P
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This again was a rip off as it was far too short and not worth buying, the only benefit is to read the previews and reviews of the author's other books which are well worth paying for
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Gift: a Karin Schaeffer short story 7 April 2013
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Great book. I love this writer. I hope she writes more. I cant put them down. Great service. In good condition.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Definately a short story 9 Jun 2013
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It went so fast you almost have to read it twice to make sense of it. It was ok, but not great.
3.0 out of 5 stars Heartbeat by Katia LIEF 29 Jan 2013
By Paula Deverell - Published on
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IT WAS A SATISFACTORY SHORT STORY, a bit too short in fact. i would recommend it for a quick read on a train or something
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