A Secondhand Life

Book Title: A Secondhand Life (The Killer Thriller Series Book 1)

Author: Pamela Crane

Publisher: Tabella House

Publication Date: April 28th 2015

Genre(s): Mystery & Thrillers

Pages: 314

Format Received: ARC (eBook)

Goodreads: **”A Secondhand Life” is a standalone novel featuring characters also found in the companion novella, “A Secondhand Lie.”**

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. 

My Review: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!!

Pamela Crane, this novel is phenomenal!

It had me ‘hooked, line and sinker’ from the beginning. If it hadn’t been for having to nip out and do some shopping I would have had this fully read in one sitting! Incredible!

Thanks so much to Pamela Crane and Booklover Catlady Publicity for my copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest professional review.

This novel has me sitting staring into space. I actually thought the idea of ‘organ memory’ was fictional and a made up notion for the novel, but no … it’s actually real which is mind blowing for me (a BSc Psychology student). I need to have a read up on this.

Overall, the characterisation was well set out, however there was one or two points that was just a tad unreal, but not enough ‘unreal’ for me to put this novel down in any negative way(s). It was fast paced, heart pumping and a really great psychological thriller.

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.” For more information about Pamela Crane, visit her website.


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