Two Feet Under (The Mortician’s Daughter, #2)
by C.C. Hunter
Riley has accepted that her special gift is to help dead people with their unfinished business. But she never thought she’d be tasked with helping the spirit of a convicted criminal who died in prison. He may lead her on the scariest mission yet, but helping him could mean saving the life of a child. The convict’s daughter needs a liver transplant and the one person who could still be a match is his brother…who also happens to be a gang leader.
Hayden’s not happy that Riley’s discovered who he is and is seeing him sick and unconscious in his hospital bed. This feels like as good a time as ever to cross over and put all of them out of their misery….but Riley is in danger. She’s visiting some of the most dangerous spots and confronting some of the creepiest low-lifes in town. For her, he’ll need to regain his strength and fight to keep her safe.
But dealing with other people’s problems still can’t keep Riley from her own. Her dad’s drinking has gotten worse. And she’ll soon learn it’s because he’s been keeping a huge, horrible secret that will change everything she believes about her family and her mother’s death.
For the past year and a half, Riley had started seeing ghosts of dead people who needed her help before they could cross over. Once it started with simple requests until she helped a woman who tragically died under questionable circumstances. Now a dead violent convict needed her help to contact his brother who was a dangerous gang leader.
And then there was Hayden’s ghost, who happened to be alive but unconscious – comatose. He didn’t want Riley to see him like that in the hospital; suffering with all the tubes and medical apparatus attached to his almost lifeless body. He was losing hope… He was losing her…
Two Feet Under brings more excitement and thrills, especially now that Riley Smith had finally accepted her “gift”. I liked her a lot; she’s got a great heart and doesn’t hesitate helping those in need. She’s one of a kind, she’s golden. Although she’s still having issues with his father’s predicament, Riley proved to be a strong girl with a soft heart. She’s lucky to have friends like Kelsey and Jacob and the crazy lunch lady. And there’s Hayden, too. Such a fine young man with good intentions, although troubled with his current situation. The ending was a cliffhanger and got me even more excited than ever before.
CC Hunter continues to make waves and ignite fire with her beautiful writing and wonderful stories. I can’t wait to finish this series! I’m just three heartbeats away from reading it!!!