Book review: In Another Life

From strangers to friends to lovers

If you enjoy young adult romance novels with mysterious twists and turns, you’ll love In Another Life by C.C. Hunter. 

In Another Life is full of plot twists that will leave you having to read one chapter right after another. Personally, I have to read books with chapters that end on cliffhangers so I will continue reading. 

Hunter does a fantastic job on getting the reader addicted to figuring out just what is going on. 

This adventure is full of dangers of its own, which is right up Cash’s alley. This book includes thrilling car chases, sweet interactions between two kids who fall in love and have a lot more in common than they think, and lots of nail biting twists and turns. 

At the age of three, Chloe Holden began her new life with a new family after being adopted. After 14 years of living a picture perfect life with a loving and healthy family, separation runs its course and her world is flipped upside down. 

Not only are her parents newly divorced, but her mother is recovering from breast cancer and her father is already pursuing another relationship. Shortly after moving to Texas with her mother, Chloe begins to experience deja vu. 

As she begins meeting new people she realizes something strange. The boy she finds herself connecting with is just as curious as she is. 

Having been adopted himself, Cash Colton, feels out of place in his own home. Though he is surrounded by a loving and caring family, Cash can’t help but find himself falling into trouble. 

For as long as Cash can remember, his biological father was not loving and warm, but actually a criminal. In fact, at a young age, Cash was expected to take part in the crimes his father committed. After living a lifestyle of crime and danger, he feels unworthy of the life his new family provides for him. 

After meeting Chloe, Cash realizes she resembles the photos of the daughter his foster family lost years ago. Determined to find answers and finally feel worthy of the love of his foster parents, Cash and Chloe set out on a journey together to unravel the details of Chloe’s adoption. 

I really loved the story line of this book. I was hooked as soon as I read the summary. 

Hunter packs the novel with chapters that leave you hanging onto the edge of your seat. The author does a great job at making the characters relatable for the audience. 

There are two main characters in In Another Life, Chloe and Cash. Chloe is someone who is very easy to sympathize with. Being a teenager is hard enough, but dealing with a divorce, your mom having cancer, and your dad moving on to another woman is a lot for anyone. On top of that, being adopted typically raises a lot of questions and leaves people curious about where they come from biologically. This is where Cash and Chloe relate. 

However, while they have similarities, they are also very different. Cash is used to living a life centered around using others to get what he wants. He is a boy with a bad past who feels he is unworthy of a new start and the good things life has to offer. 

In a way, Cash was the beginning to the new life that Chloe was about to start whether she knew it or not. Putting two diverse characters in a situation where they are reliant on each other, to an extent, to figure out the truth makes for a great story. 

I love how throughout the story, the characters develop and you can feel a personal draw towards them. 

Overall, this book was very well written and I can appreciate the plot twists and details that make the story what it is. On a scale from one to ten, I would give In Another Life an eight out of ten. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that you can really get lost in.