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a turtle’s eye view – flashover by gordon highland

this review was first posted on goodreads on 09/03/2012.

DISCLAIMER: I was provided a copy of the e-book version in exchange for a review of this book.

Tobe Mohr was a normal guy, with a normal job, and a normal future when he had the accident. Now he’s scarred, deaf, and clairvoyant. The community sees his clairvoyance as a gift, Tobe isn’t quite as sure. A new living situation, compliments of the priest of the church where he had his accident, leads Tobe to a relationship with Sera and her daughter. When they disappear from his life, Tobe’s search for them takes him to places he didn’t know existed and to an understanding about himself that he thought was lost forever.

Gordon Highland uses multiple timelines to explore the lives of the major characters. Although this technique is handled deftly, it does make it difficult to feel vested in any of the characters until approximately 2/3 of the way through the novel. Once I hit that point, though, I really wanted to find out what was going to happen. The writing is crisp and the descriptions realistic but there just isn’t a flow to the story. Despite this, Flashover is a decent story with an ending that delivers.