In A Second has many layers. First there is the abusive husband and cruel father whom Spina takes to its ultimate limits.
Then there is the relationship between the three generations of women: mother (Carla), grandmother (Grace) and daughter (Athena) who, for those of you old enough to remember, brought to my mind The Golden Girls. Along with these three wonderful characters is their abilities to see into the future and erase memories.
Third, there is romance. Lots of heartwarming romance but not until there has been heartbreak, danger and surprises.
Mix all of these levels and what you get is a suspenseful novel full of twists, intrigues, sitting on the edge of your seat and reading far into the night.
A month after being in a coma due to an accident, Athena finds her memory distorted and is obsessed with a man she believed she was to marry and whom she also believes was in the car with her at the time of the accident. Nobody in her family has ever heard of him. Is she living a memory or seeing into the future?
Add to this J.E. Spina’s reasons as to why Carla remains with an abusive husband and Athena’s telepathic connection with her grandmother Grace.
There’s lots to digest in this novel where clairvoyance plays a strong role.
This is the second novel I read by J.E. Spina. The first was Hunting Mariah, a fast-paced thriller.
She has also written a new book, Lubelia Alycea – a historical romance.