Written by Pamela Crane, this book reminded me of Twilight. Shall I explain?

First, this is an interesting premise. A girl has a heart transplant and 22  years later starts to re-live memories that the original owner of the heart experienced before she died. Now on to the nitty-gritty.

Second, Mia is a terrible character. Shallow, underdeveloped, and acts like a teenager, not a 34 year old.

Third, The writing style REMINDS ME OF TWILIGHT. Seriously. Only their reactions are more believable in Twilight. This book screams young adult. Its actual genre is Fiction – General – Thriller, not young adult.

The banter is not to my taste. I started questioning finishing this book by page 60. I finished it only because someone gave it to me as a gift. Not the worst book I have read, but it should be a young adult.

I do not recommend this book. 2 stars only because I have read worse.

For my thoughts as I was reading, please see below the summary below.

Here is the summary/premise from Goodreads:

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.


Mia has been dealing with physical pain, yet she won’t do anything for DAYS to try to figure out the murder? She knows it was someone the girl knew. But not necissarilly someone she knew well. WHY??

You are so passionate that you can just sit there, eat ice cream, and watch a movie? You are depressed over the losing your love, and yet shoved him away? No, you are not obsessing. No, you are not really trying.

You list suspects and don’t include her brother? Where was he? SUPER SPOILER I WAS RIGHT

How many 12 year olds have exs who want to kill them?

Author – no. Just no. Twilight fans, enjoy?



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