Review: In Another Life by CC Hunter



What would you do if your whole life was a lie and learning the truth could cost you your life?
From New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series comes C. C. Hunter’s new YA thriller about a girl who learns that she may have been kidnapped as a child, and must race to uncover the truth about her past before she winds up a victim.
Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved
about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood start haunting her.
When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they’re kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the truth.
As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why is Chloe’s adoption a secret that people would kill for?

Chloe Holden had lived a blissful life with her adoptive parents of fourteen years. She didn’t remember much about her early childhood days, but that didn’t stop her from appreciating life to the fullest. Until her parents’ impending divorce drove her away to Joyful, Texas. First person she met accused her of something she had no knowledge of. Cash Colton, the man of the hour, left a mark on Chloe’s and seemed to follow her every move. Little did she know that Cash was actually on her case; he believed she was someone detrimental to his own foster parents’ happiness or doom.

Cash Colton’s attitude towards Chloe was deeply rooted, one moment he was furious and suspicious of her; the next moment, he’s protective and charming, making him an antithesis. I liked how both characters were described and portrayed.

In Another Life is a fast-paced, stirring, love story that will pull at your heartstrings. I loved how Cash & Chloe’s romance evolved, although it felt lacking in other department. This book was initially meant to be suspense/mystery, but as the story progressed, the mystery was easily resolved and the suspense fell short. I would have loved to see how the real villain in the story suffered under the hands of the people he compromised. Maybe I was just expecting too much. Maybe it’s just me.

This is my second CC Hunter book. The first one I’ve read from her was This Heart of Mine which immediately became my favorite. I remember crying for days after reading it. In Another Life didn’t excite me as much as the first one, but I still loved it because the topics about adoption and dealing with divorced parents were greatly justified in this book. Will definitely read all the other books by CC Hunter! 

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym for award-winning romance author, Christie Craig. She lives in Tomball, Texas, where she’s at work on her next novel.

Christie’s books include The Mortician’s Daughter series, Shadow Fall Novels and This Heart of Mine.

“Hunter deftly delivers a complicated back-and-forth point of view between Chloe and Cash, building suspense along with a steamy sense of attraction between the two teens.” — Kirkus

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