In a freak collision when she was twelve, 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. More than a page-turning thriller, “A Secondhand Life” weaves a tale of second chances and reclaimed dreams as this taut, refreshing tale ensnares and penetrates you.
What a great book, such a different storyline, after all, how common is organ memory. That in itself encouraged me to listen to this book that the author sent me a code from audible.
Twenty years after a car accident after which Mia received a heart donation things get going in her life with dreams or nightmares from her past, or is it really her past, could it be the past of the original “owner” of the heart. What really happened to the girl who donated her heart?
Mia and the victims sister, Langdon, set out to find out what really happened all those years ago.
I rather enjoyed that parts from the point of view of the killer which were chilling in parts. There were some surprises that I didn’t see coming and I had no idea of the ending until it actually happened. Well done, a good read with a different subject.
This is the second in a series but can be read as a standalone.
About the Author
Pamela Crane is a professional juggler. Not the type of juggler who can toss flaming torches in the air, but a juggler of four kids, a writing addiction, a horse rescuer, and a book editor by trade. She lives on the edge (ask her Arabian horse about that—he’ll tell you all about their wild adventures while trying to train him!) and she writes on the edge. Her characters and plots are her escape from the real world of dirty diapers and cleaning horse stalls, and she thrives off of an entertaining tale.
She is the author of the best-selling psychological thriller “The Admirer’s Secret,” Amazon top 20 short story “A Fatal Affair,” and her latest releases “A Secondhand Life” and “A Secondhand Lie.”