Now, ordinarily I probably would have written off a book like In Another Life by C. C. Hunter as a result of a) not loving contemporaries, b) not being incredibly interested in adoption and life being throw off by divorced parents, and c) not liking stories that involve the word kill in the synopsis. With that all said, In Another Life actually sounds like a fascinating and amazing story that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time you’re reading it. And so, against my own typical judgement of stories that involve these things and my prior adamant insistence that these books just aren’t for me, I’ve added this book to my TBR. And I’m actually really looking forward to getting a chance to read it. You see, C. C. Hunter’s novel doesn’t just involve these themes, but there’s some strange undertones of potential kidnapping, foster parents having lost a daughter, and a possible foster brother? I just can’t help feeling incredibly curious about it all. And while I could probably due without the dramatic of “Chloe’s adoption [being] a secret that people would kill for,” the story overall sounds really intriguing and I’m quite excited to pick it up.
In fact, In Another Life didn’t just end up on my TBR, it found a place on my Next Up shelf where I put the books I’d rather read sooner than later. Now, I could be wrong in the end and this might turn out to be one of those thriller reads that I just don’t care for–as most of them end up being–but I have a good feeling about this one. Hopefully that feeling pans out once I get a chance to read it.
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?
How do you feel about In Another Life by C. C. Hunter? Do you think this is the kind of thriller novel that you’d be interested in reading? What do you think about the missing foster daughter plot? Do you think this is a book that you wouldn’t enjoy? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! I’m looking forward to hearing them!