A Secondhand Life

  • by Pamela Crane
  • Narrated by Melanie Carey
  • 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a freak collision when she was 12, Mia Germaine faced death and the loss of her father. A heart transplant from a young murder victim saved her life, but not without a price. Twenty years later, chilling nightmares about an unresolved homicide begin to plague Mia. Compelled by these lost memories, she forms a complicated connection to the victim - the girl killed the night of Mia's accident - due to a scientific phenomenon called "organ memory."
Now suffocating beneath the weight of avenging a dead girl and catching a serial killer on the loose dubbed the "Triangle Terror," Mia must dodge her own demons while unimaginable truths torment her - along with a killer set on making her his next victim.
As Mia tries to determine if her dreams are clues or disturbing phantasms, uninvited specters lead her further into danger's path, costing her the one person who can save her from herself. A Secondhand Life weaves a tale of second chances and reclaimed dreams as this taut, refreshing story ensnares and penetrates you.

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This is a great book! I was caught up right in the beginning. So tragic to lose one of your parent in an accident. But to have to have a heart transplant to save your own life. This book was compelling .


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- mani

A Thriller That Kept Me Guessing Until the End!

This was the first time I have listened or read one of Pamela Crane's novels and it won't be my last. NO SPOILER REVIEW: The book is about a girl named Mia who receives a heart transplant and has yet to move on from a painful past. Years later she starts to have memories that are not her own and starts to wonder if they are related to the donated heart that beats in her chest. All the while, a serial killer dubbed the "triangle terror" is back on a killing spree going after young girls in her city.

This story reminds me of the theory of "6 degrees of separation" and how multiple lives can unknowingly intersect. The story focuses on a mystery with multiple sub plots that deepens the story and the connection to its characters.

As a breakdown, I would say this story is:
20% romance
80% mystery/thriller/police procedural (the story reads like a police procedural however a civilian is the one investigating and I found this interesting)
100% heart

This story was entertaining and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.




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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2017
  • Publisher: Tabella House