The Mortician’s Daughter: Three Heartbeats Away
by CC Hunter
The dead carry their secrets with them…
At least until they end up at Riley Smith’s door. Her latest spectral visitor is a murdered bride with a need for revenge, and not necessarily for the person who killed her. Never mind that killer is about to strike again. Riley’s determined to help, but is missing Hayden, the hot, ghostly boy who’s always had her back.
Living, breathing Hayden is awake, which means his spirit isn’t around to flirt with Riley anymore. Worse yet, the “real” Hayden doesn’t remember her. Their connection had been so strong. Did his feelings for Riley just disappear into the ether?
As Riley gets closer to finding the bride’s killer, other secrets are revealed: secrets that changes everything Riley thought she knew about her parents. But before she can completely unravel the mystery of her past, Riley will need to escape the murderer that threatens her future.
I finished reading the whole The Mortician’s Daughter series within the week and it’s been a thrilling ride to the other side.. with the spirits, I mean. Riley Smith had a lot on her plate, with the variety of ghosts tailing her and seeking help, (Oh my gosh, that bloody bride with a knife on her chest got me really spooked!!). There’s also her father turning to alcohol, Hayden causing a stir in her heart and Jacob confusing her vibe, and let’s not forget her bestfriend Kelsey’s life in possible danger and lastly, the truth about her dead mom.
There’s just too much to take and I couldn’t blame Riley for taking matters in her own hands. I’m not gonna say what happened, but the last book’s revelations is a must read!
This series got me hooked from the very first page up to the very last. All the characters are engaging, the plot gave me thrills and excitement and a thousand terrified heartbeats. I’ve read some of CC Hunter’s stand alone novels before and all of them are lovely!! Now, this is my new favorite series from her!! Four thumbs up! (Including my toes, lol!)