Item description for Flashback / Flashback by Jenny Siler...
Desperately searching for a way to recover her memory, a young American woman on the run must unlock a terrible secret from her past
Discovered in a ditch by the side of a country road in France, Eve has only good American dentistry and a ferry ticket scribbled with Arabic letters to suggest her identity. That, and a bullet wound in her brain that she miraculously survives, even as it destroys her memory. Only a few scattered violent images remain---or are they dreams?---along with one undeniable physical fact: she has had a child.
When the nuns who have sheltered her for a year are brutally massacred, Eve realizes that whoever she was in her past life, she had powerful enemies. Just half a step ahead of her pursuers, she lights out for Morocco in an attempt to retrace her steps and discover her past. Away from the convent, she begins to discover things that startle her---among them, her capacity for violence and her facility with guns. Was she a spy? Who is the dying man in her nightmares? As she searches through spice-scented souks and glamorous nightclubs for clues to her past, she has to figure out who is after her, and why---before it's too late.
Within scenes of heart-stopping terror, Jenny Siler's lyrical writing and memorable images stand out. As Marilyn Stasio said of Easy Money in The New York Times Book Review, Siler's is "a voice that gets your attention like a rifle shot."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.6" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2005
Publisher Roca Editorial
ISBN 8496284700 ISBN13 9788496284708
Availability 0 units.
More About Jenny Siler
Jenny Siler grew up in Missoula, Montana. She has travelled widely and worked her way around the world, starting as a prep-cook in a men's soup kitchen, through working in a fish cannery in Alaska, to being a nude sketch model in Germany. Her work, she says, has defined her and her writing. Recently she married, and returned to her roots in Montana.
Jenny Siler currently resides in Missoula, in the state of Montana.
Reviews - What do customers think about Flashback / Flashback?
Incredible Read Oct 16, 2007
One of the best books I've ever read. The plot keeps you guessing but is not so complex that you get lost. Exciting and vivid characters that draw you in and make you a part of the story. It's the most exciting book I've read that let me go all over the world and stay in my own living room.
Story is okay Mar 15, 2006
The overall plot is pretty interesting; the problem lies with the execution of the story. I found that the protagonist's adventures/missions too simple and sometimes laughable. (For example, an arms dealer ask a kid to steal something important for him.) Another thing is that this novel lacks momentum. What I mean is that it doesn't have enough suspence and tension to drive the reader to read on. There is also not enough descriptions on the characters' emotions. I can't really connect with the characters at all.
It Don't Get Much Better Than This! Jan 28, 2006
I have been hungering for a really great action thriller starring a female heroine for a very long time, and Jenny Siler delivered awesomely!
Recommended to me by someone I really didn't know, I wasn't sure what I was gonna get, but Flashback kept me totally enthralled. This is the type of book I love--a strong female lead who isn't over the top unbelievable. I loved how the memories became more emotionally charged as the suspense kept building with each deadly encounter. Jenny Siler has such an awesome touch with the setting, I felt intimately familiar with these completely foreign places.
Add to that a mystery I couldn't solve before the end of the book, an almost romance and the never ending worry about who Eve must have been, what she must have done before she lost her memory and I was hooked until the last page!
I'm gonna get Jenny Siler's other books now and have already made room on my 'keeper shelf' for all of her titles. This is a really, really great read!
Good, but not great Oct 2, 2005
The story starts out well enough but soon becomes a mass of coincidences and a travelogue. The book moved quickly and sense of place was excellent. However, I never really had a sense of Eve's character and even less for the supporting characters. She's tough, she's capable of taking care of herself, lots of people die around her, but I wasn't involved enough to really care. So, while I thought it was good, it was far from great.
A Real Page Turner Oct 21, 2004
This beautifully written thriller kept my interest from the first page to the last. This is the first of Siler's books I've read but it won't be the last.