If you could relive your childhood, would you? What if you had no choice?
On the thirty-fifth anniversary of his parents' mysterious drowning, Jack Koryan returns to his family beach cottage. During a swim, Jack is attacked by a school of rare jellyfish whose toxic stings put him in a coma for three years.
When he awakens, he finds that the jellyfish toxin has left him with an extraordinary memory that impresses his doctors. This discovery is complicated by flashbacks: some, pleasant childhood vignettes, others, confusing flashes of violence that leave him quaking in horror.
Jack wonders if he's losing his mind, but that fear is dispelled by Rene Ballard, a pharmacologist working on the world's first cure for Alzheimer's Disease. She wants to test Jack because the basis of the drug is the very jellyfish toxin that sent Jack into a coma. And, while several test patients have miraculously regained functionality, others are also experiencing dangerous flashback seizures.
Ballard's revelation sets Jack on a quest to discover what is happening to him. He and Rene uncover a sinister pattern of lies and deceit that has left behind a trail of bodies, and several elderly patients stuck in a past that they cannot emerge from--or don't want to.
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Review: FlashbackUser Review - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book & thought it was more like a 3 1/2 +....I wish there were 1/2 stars. Well written & researched. The feeling of dread stayed with me throughout the book, exactly what the author ...
Review: FlashbackUser Review - Goodreads
Lots of mystery, not a cliff hanger, almost predictable. However, it was a good read of excellent writing and it posed some interesting questions such as "how far would a drug company go to protect ...
Arriviste Press -- Gary Braver's New Book Flashback
A_P: Because more and more baby boomers are confronting their mortality and facing the effects of aging, Flashback is a topical novel that perhaps grows ...
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Over-55 and active: Gary Braver's "Flashback"
I picked up Flashback in the New Fiction section of the Burlington County Library and saw a ringing endorsement by Michael Connelly on the front cover. ...
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The epigraph from Flashback, quoting Mark Twain, exemplifies this: “When I was young I could remember anything whether it happened or not; but my faculties ...
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A charming con artist for the defense - The Boston Globe
Gary Braver has made a career of spinning be-careful-what-you-wish-for scenarios. In ''Flashback," it's a cure for Alzheimer's that works a little too well. ...
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Flashback, which was the #1 bestselling medical thriller in the Doubleday Book Club, is also a 2006 winner of the Massachusetts Honor Book Award for fiction ...
Flashback, a new and exciting medical thriller, laced with clin- ... Every time I see a jellyfish at the beach, I will have a flashback. about Flashback. ...
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