The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave

The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave

by C. C. Hunter


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The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by C. C. Hunter

The first exciting novel in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter!

Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him.

Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.

But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?

For thrills, chills, romance and laughter, preorder The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635764178
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 325
Sales rank: 283,851
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

C.C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut, This Heart of Mine. And the first book of her new paranormal young adult series, The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave, will release on October 31, 2017. C.C. currently resides in Texas with her husband, junkyard dog, Lady, and whatever wild creatures meander out from the woods surrounding her home. To find out more, visit

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The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I was so excited to read this book, because it's by C.C. Hunter and because it sounded interesting, but I'm even more excited to read the second book! Thank you for another amazing book and an exciting new series to look forward to. This book is totally worth the buy and I was happy to go through the emotional rollercoaster with the main character Riley! I will recommend this book to all of my fellow book loving friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little nervous reading this new series because I loved Shadow Falls so much and was sad to see them go. But since I love CC Hunter's writing I gave it a shot and loved it. I think you are able to relate to the main character because she is a normal girl dealing with, for the most part, issues that people can relate too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it I can’t wait for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books and i am soooo glad that we come back to another ghost whisperer. Sad her other series has ended but i can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! After reading that last line, I was overwhelmed with emotions (good emotions that tug at your heartstrings) and now I can’t wait for the next story. The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave is geared towards young adults, but I honestly feel that anyone will be impacted by this wonderfully written book. C.C. Hunter covers many difficult topics throughout the book and she does so beautifully. I adore Riley and felt everything she went through like she is my best friend. I look forward to reading how much more trouble Riley is likely to get into and, gasp!, which boy will keep her heart in the end. Grief is a big focus for many characters throughout the story. No matter where you are in life the loss of someone close to you is going to affect you and how you live your life. Riley suffers from the loss of her mother when she was very young. She sees the struggle with grief in her father and friends and she cares so much to help them move on. With Riley’s ability to see and speak to the dead she is thrown into helping them pass over by doing favors for them and throughout these interactions she comes to realize that moving on is perfectly okay. The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave has everything I could want from a story; ghosts, drama, romance and a mystery! It delivered and then some. If you love paranormal romance suspense then this may be for you! I received a copy of this book and voluntarily reviewed it. All my opinions and thoughts are in no way influence by this. Final Rating: 5 Stars
JenLBW More than 1 year ago
The Mortician’s Daughter by C.C. Hunter was a great read. A great plot and sweet romance. Along with other characters that round out the story. I loved the plot. Riley is someone who can talk to and see spirits of people who have unfinished business. As a Mortician’s daughter this gives the spirits easy access to her as they often follow her father home. She might not like her dad’s job (My FIL has the same job ha, so my husband lived over a funeral home) but it gives her an opportunity to help people. I think as much as she thinks it’s embarrassing, she also sees the good of it. I like that a parent figure is very present and not only are we seeing Riley’s struggles with teenage life. We also get to see how she deals with being the daughter of a single dad. They have their ups and downs and disagreements but they also have a very strong bond. They are for the most part, a team. So when Riley has some concerns about her dad it’s hard for her to cope. She doesn’t have another parent to talk it over with or even to help her understand. I liked how this aspect of her life is shown. I don’t want to compare this series to Shadow Falls but some of the things I love about the Shadow Falls series continue on. I love that C.C. Hunter always has strong female friendships in her stories. The Mortician’s Daughter is no exception. Riley is starting at a new school and of course feeling lonely but she soon finds companionship in the friends she makes. One of them being Kelsey. They just click and understand each other easily. So I had my suspicions about Hayden from the get go and I wasn’t surprised that they turned out to be correct. I really like him though and the way he reacts with Riley. He understands a part of her that would not be easy for other people. Maybe with time they would but he doesn’t need evidence and there is no room for doubt with him. They fill a hole for each other. So of course another boy and of course he’s a good guy so I have no idea to root for! It’s not situation where she is leading anyone on. It’s not that kind of love triangle. It fits well with the story and the way the plot is going and it was like ahh this is so hard! I really enjoyed the story and that it had a mix of mystery and romance. While still dealing with teenage and family issues.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by CC Hunter- Riley lost her mother when she was four years old. She lives with her father who is a mortician. She’s been attending her new school for less than two weeks and knows only a few people. They have moved twice lately due to her father losing his jobs. Riley is worrying about whether or not he’s an alcoholic or depressed. Riley gets visits from ghosts of the people her father has helped prepare for burial. The visitors need Riley’s help and until she helps them they keep visiting. I have a soft spot for Ford Mustangs and it’s cool that Riley has a Mustang and deals with the car’s maintenance and mechanical issues with her dad. The more I read, the more I realized how complicated Riley’s life is. I don’t want to give anything away, but the story just kept getting better and better. The dynamic characters are interesting and the suspense grows in intensity and I was on the edge of my seat as the story ended! I want the sequel now!!! 5 stars for pure supernatural entertainment! *I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary consideration.