Author: Davis Bunn
Release Date: November 3, 2020
The one thing he needs is a second chance. But it's the one thing he can never get--or so he thinks.
A few months before his twenty-first birthday, Ethan missed the chance to save his brother's life. Adrian was murdered on the steps of the courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida. Ever since that fateful day, Ethan has sensed a deep disconnect between the man he should have been and the one he has become. His days play out a beat too slow, his mind rehashing the scene of his failure again and again.
When Adrian's widow appears, asking for his help in uncovering what was really behind his brother's death, Ethan is stunned. The legal case they were pursuing was more far-reaching than he could have imagined--it could even threaten the global power structure.
Ethan joins the search for answers at the ultimate cost. As he enters into his own past, will he discover a means to redeem the future?
Reviewer: Rebecca Maney
"My friend said the difference between making the right moves now and making more wrong moves like before was that I had to seek the eternal perspective."
What if? What if we had the ability to travel behind ourselves in order to live out second chances? That was the choice that Ethan Barrett faced as he approached eternity for the first time. Taking the word of his estranged sister-in-law, he allows Sonya to terminate his present life so that he can attempt to exonerate himself from past mistakes and attempt to save the life of another. Ethan was going to become an older, wiser version of himself encased within a younger man again. Who would believe him? And could he possibly gather the burden of proof necessary to stop a murderer?
Honestly, this was a very difficult book to rate. Due to the subject matter, it took some time to understand the nuances of futuristic biological possibilities, but once the story took off, it was actually quite hard to put down. Even knowing how the book was sure to end didn't prevent me from wishing things could have been different, so that fact in and of itself cast a shadow of solemnity over the entire plot. The core of the story was definitely impactful; having an eternal perspective is the only way to face the certainty of eternity with confidence, but the author missed a wonderful opportunity to share "the way, the truth, and the life".
It will be interesting to see how other readers gauge this interesting story written by an author who continually embraces the challenge of writing in various genres, and does it well.
I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group/Revell through Interviews & Reviews. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
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