Flashback by Jenny Siler

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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.”


About Jenny Siler

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The critically acclaimed author of Easy Money (0-312-97686-0), Iced (0-312-97952-5), and Shot (0-8050-7203-9), Jenny Siler lives in Missoula, Montana.
Published September 17, 2013 by Henry Holt and Co.. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Along the way, she discourses on the current medical lore about amnesia, makes the requisite sardonic comments about tourists and local architecture, recovers a handgun and backpack stuffed with old passports and cash, and finds herself getting long looks from far too many characters.

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Eve suspects those who act friendly towards her, but still heeds advice that sends her to fellow American, Brian Haverman.

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