Fantastic journey! Flash Back is a fascinating, technologically forward read. It’s an intriguing journey about looking forward, thinking back and the emotional divide that is created when the rare chance to have a re-do in life presents itself. Feeling apathetic toward her job, relationship and life in general, the protagonist, Charley, questions her past decisions and how they are affecting her present. Full of “what ifs”, Charley goes in search of answers. With the help of her therapist, she discovers a way to do it all again through a new cell-altering procedure. Now she is faced with a life-changing decision: regeneration. Should she transform her cell composition in order to go back to her younger self and create a new, more appealing future? Or should she stay in her complacent situation and accept her already chosen destiny? This brings a multitude of questions and emotions in to play, which pulls Charley in many directions. Is she being selfish? How will it affect her friends and loved ones? Will she get the desired outcome? The author does an impeccable job of leading Charley through this process and helping her discover what’s right for her. The characters are well developed and the story line is solid. With some twists and turns along the way, this book is a real page-turner. It leaves you asking yourself whether or not you would take the chance to change what you thought you couldn’t. Well done!
Jennifer T. August 11, 2015