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Life After Death (Infected #3)

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  755 Ratings  ·  112 Reviews
In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.

But when your heart is gone, it’s easy to fall into a black hole and never crawl out. Roan has been lost and alone for more than a year, and his best friends think a new case might be just the motivat
Paperback, 1st Edition, 350 pages
Published May 16th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press (first published March 16th 2011)
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A Girl Has No Name
3.5 stars rounded up to 4!

After the heartbreaking end of the previous installment of this series, I was a little afraid to pick Infected: Life After Death up. I knew that it would be hard and it was. Roan is devasted, completely unable to move on. He is suffering and desperately trying to cope with his loss, but he can't focus on anything else. But with the help of his friends and Paris' own previsions, Roan is slowly getting back into life.

As usual, the book is definited in two stories with in
Nov 01, 2014 Sofia rated it liked it

3.5 stars

Emphasis on After here. Being the one left behind is not easy as attested by Roan. This was one sad story peopled by characters with sad stories as well.

What I love about Speed’s books, especially this one is the characters she inhabits them with. Characters I am happy to read about and who I would like to see more of. In fact I am still wondering what happened to some of the characters I met in this book and in the previous one.

A timeline problem ate away a little of my concentration a
Sep 19, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
***Spoilers Ahead***

”pain doesn’t ever really fade—you just get used to it”

Everything changes when our lives and hearts wrap around another heart and soul. We share, touch, need, give, lust, love and affect each other on every level. So what happens when you lose half of your heart? When death takes a loved one, how do we hold on? How can we continue to move, feel, live, and breathe without dying inside?

We don’t. Bits and pieces of your heart and soul fall away, but hopefully we heal. Hopefully
Pulsating Pain. Agonizing illusions. Surviving after.
Roan’s grief was a palpable wave of pain that surged from the pages.
I grieved, I suffered and I wept with him.
After Paris’ death, he shut down (as expected) and if it wasn’t for Paris’ careful planning before his passing, Ro would have willingly stayed in his pit of misery. I didn’t think it was possible to adore Paris more, but the steps he took to take care of Roan swelled my heart to painful proportions. The persistent ex, the puppy dog
R * A Reader Obsessed *
Though this series is probably billed as a paranormal mystery, I feel that that is pigeon holing it into a subcategory that is not all true. Of course the crux of these stories is Roan and how he is probably the only born (not infected) virus human/cat hybrid that has actually come out on top of this dreaded disease, where everyone else's lifespans are drastically cut short. Him being a private investigator is a good device on seeing how he works, thinks, lives. However if you've gotten this far ...more
Rosa, really
Oct 31, 2014 Rosa, really rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those that enjoy stabbing themselves in the fleshy parts of their boobs (or moobs, whatever).


The timeline is fucked up, characters and subplots are dropped, the relationship with Dylan happens too quickly--or does it? It would be easier to tell if I knew THE TIMELINE. Needs to be reedited.

Still--one of my favorite urban fantasy series. I love Roan, although he's lacking his usual snarkiness. Given the subject matter (mourning) it's understandable. So many sad stories in this one--Roan, Holden, Matt, Dylan, Kevin, uh...other people. People caught between the past and present, making
"Humanity was awful; humanity made you hurt. Humanity was a weakness that would kill everyone, one way or another"

"I'm not going to lie to you and say it gets easier, because it doesn't. It's just that you get used to it. The human animal has an amazing capacity to get used to almost anything."

Oh my, Roan just about finished me off in this, he still had his trademark snark but he also had a shroud of pain wrapped around him at almost all times. I read in another review that this book was really
Ok, so maybe I just miss Paris, but this book didn't do it for me the way the others did.

This book has two stories: Life After Death & Hysteria.

Life After Death is just what it sounds like, Roan is finally rejoining life after Paris. It's almost a year after Paris and apparently he's barely left his bed. His friends are taking care of him and he's still talking to a hallucination of Paris. When we join the story, he is just finally becoming aware of the world again. He gets out of bed, takes
Oct 11, 2014 Desinka rated it really liked it
This installment consisted of two stories, which I'd much prefer to be told in a single one. If nothing else, it'd have spared the awkward timeline mess-up that I've been trying to explain to myself with a typo. Still some things didn't make sense even then.

Despite this obvious blunder I quite enjoyed the stories. I liked Roan's new romance even though it couldn't compare with the one he had with Paris. I'm hoping things will go up form here. I also liked the new additions to the team.

On the wh
Kaje Harper
Oct 25, 2011 Kaje Harper rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, fantasy
This book is not as intense as the first two, but it still is an engaging and interesting read, and vital (to my emotional satisfaction) in showing Roan moving on after book two. I like the opening, which eases us into Roan's new life alone. Dylan is a nice guy, although not the character that Paris was. And Fox is great. The ending wrap-everything-up summary was a little too narrative. If four or five of those scenes had been played out instead of described I think it would have avoided a littl ...more
I miss Paris so much, he was such a wonderful character and a huge part of Roan's life, it was hard not too. I loved the way he carefully arranged for friends to look out for Roan after he'd gone and the little momentous he left out for him to find. However, I am glad that life has started to move on for Roan and he now has Dylan in his life. It would be impossible for Dylan to substitute Paris but I hope that over time he and Roan will be good for each other, he does seem very loving and compas ...more
Nov 10, 2014 Otila rated it liked it
Shelves: nook-lendable

I'm having trouble writing this review. There were lots of things wrong with this book. A confusing timeline, dropped story lines, odd pacing...

But I don't want to bitch too much because I liked it. I'm invested in Roan, his life and his friends. I want to know what comes next for all of them, new and old characters alike.

I enjoy the world building in this series. It's a different and interesting take on shifters. I enjoy seeing Roan learn to control his lion and how to take advantage of his
May 16, 2011 Jenre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Those readers who toughed it out during book two as we followed Paris' decline and death are no doubt hoping for a slightly cheerier read in this third book. You may well be a little disappointed then because, although Life After Death isn't the weepy that Bloodlines was, it's still very melancholic in tone.

The story begins a year after the end of the last book. Roan is finally dragging himself out of the mire of his grief and depression, mainly because one of his friends organises a client for
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Which was why it couldn't last, as things like that never did. You got a moment in the sun, but that was all--a moment. Good things never seemed to last beyond that.

Awe man, I am reeling with the ending of the book, dealing with the fact that Roan is in a semi relationship, dealing with the lost of Paris myself, and loving the addition of Fiona & Holden. Seriously, my emotions are in a pinball machine and I don't know how to deal. I must say Andrea Speed did a wonderful job with the edition
Aug 12, 2012 Ilhem rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, prn, mystery
Life after Death : *****
Hysteria : ***

It should have been a five-stars if not for the odd ending of “Hysteria”. Other reviewers already commented on it : the main plot ended at chapter 14 and the story went on for 5 chapters after that. I could not see how it brought something to the book and I struggled through the last chapters despite Holden’s story being interesting. It ruined the pace of this book for me.

And yet. It took 3 books and the devastation of Paris’ death but I cannot imagine not
¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧•°**★❧ •°**★
Ooooh This Was Bitter-Sweet

I Enjoyed this Part of Roan's Journey♥

That Alone Has Earned This Book 4 Solid Stars....I Liked It, A lot!

This is a heart-felt, bitter-sweet read, and as many have said, this is not a primary romance but...I could not help but want some added sizzling sweetness.

The Book~

What I liked~

Paris speaking it was awesome, however it only made me miss him more...:so sad, so very sad...:-(((, but I liked it~

Dylan's story, I liked that we got to know more about him, it was awes
May 03, 2011 Adara rated it it was amazing
I think I would actually give this 4.5 stars, but it'll have the re-readability that'll make me round up to 5 stars. I don't quite like this book as much as the previous one, Infected: Bloodlines (probably because it wasn't as gut-wrenching), but I did really like it. I still wish that there was more visible sex occasionally instead of just the implication that it happened (in the series as a whole, not just this book), but it's a minor complaint because I like the characters and the universe so ...more
Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
In my review of 'Infected: Prey', book one in the Infected series, I summarized book two in the series as 'HEARTBREAK' and book three as 'ANGST'. Even though I braced myself, book two felt like a right hook to my heart aand I needed time to digest the loss of a character I fell in love with recklessly.

It took me TWO YEARS until I dared to open book three to move on - with the series and my grief for a made-up person. Silly, right? But Andrea Speed writes her characters and the world they life i
Skye Blue
Mar 20, 2013 Skye Blue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is 2 books, in one. At first I was a little confused, when it jumped from 1 year after Paris's death, to 2 years. But then I realized that I had entered book 2. It was a little confusing, but I figured it out quickly. Book 1 left many threads just dropped. Roan had started a new case, but never showed the resolution of that case. But it really didn't matter.

The cases, wile interesting, are really just background. I don't think following til the end of the case, looking for a missing male hu
May 15, 2011 Ami rated it really liked it
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Fenriz Angelo
Jan 01, 2016 Fenriz Angelo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This and book two are my favorites atm, book two because of the plot and book 3 bc of Roan's development.

In this book I find myself more and more identified with Roan. I could understand entirely his feelings, the emotional numbness and the vague thoughts that casually cross his mind that reflect his depression.

There're quotes that struck me and made me go all "this is it, this is me!" or "holy shit, i feel you" and I love when that happens. Even though, in some times the author tells more than
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Completely messed up timeline, inconsistencies, loose ends and contradictions.

I'm going to continue with the series (after all I've bought book 4 & 5) but I'm very disappointed with this one.
Don Bradshaw
Jun 28, 2012 Don Bradshaw rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
A beautifully written series that never gets boring as it pulls every emotion out of you.
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Christy Duke
I can't get over how much I absolutely love this series. I didn't think I would fall so hard and fast but I did. I hated starting this third book in the series knowing that Paris was gone. It made me tear up a few more times in those first chapters. I was amazed as it takes a lot of guts for an author to kill off a favorite character and then keep the series going. The writing continues its fast pace with witty dialogue and irresistible plots.

Roan. Wow, what can I say? Paris knew him so well. He
Apr 01, 2014 LKM rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
2.5 again.
I'm not sure what to say about this. Maybe because (view spoiler) Or maybe because there's still so much tell, tell, tell and "This is what happened" and none of the actual showing. (And I'm not going to touch the (!) and su
May 27, 2015 Rie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally I decided to read this after grieving over Bloodline a few months ago. At first, I was afraid to read this, because I didn't want Roan to move on after Paris. I was afraid that Andrea just create a new love interest for Roan without having Roan struggled after Paris. It's just my selfishness, I guess.

But I guess I misjudged Andrea. She wrote beautiful story for this book. She didn't forget about Paris, she didn't let Roan move on just like that. In this book, Roan is struggling to move
Oct 12, 2011 Snowtulip rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, par-rom

I absolutely loved Bloodlines, so I knew there were big shoes to fill with the next book in the series. This was still a great story with characters I love and mysteries to be solved - this kept me interested and continuing to read the story. The reason for the lower rating is because sometimes there was too much information and I would start to skim since it didn't interest me (this also happened in the first book). (view spoiler)

Roan rides a Buell Lightning, City Model.

'Roan put on a Porcupine Tree CD to keep himself awake.'

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Infected (8 books)
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