Childhood was a happy, carefree time for Joseph Ramirez. At least that’s how he used to remember it. But since the near-fatal traffic accident that landed him in the hospital with brain trauma, he’s not so sure. Along with physical pain, Joseph now suffers recurring nightmares. Each night the heart-wrenching dreams grow increasingly vivid and graphic — to the point that Joseph’s hospital roommate reports that Joseph talks in his sleep, often crying out in anguish and remorse. To complicate matters, a ruthless lawyer is challenging Joseph’s innocence in the traffic accident.
When defense attorney Michelle Haas comes to his aid, they discover they knew each other as children, and soon another forgotten experience comes into play — one that goes deeper than simple friendship. Are Joseph’s night terrors actually repressed memories? Does he speak the truth during his unconscious midnight hours? And if so, what will that mean when Joseph’s hospital roommate claims he confessed to murder? Soon Joseph realizes there’s only one way to uncover the truth about his family and himself — involving reliving a past he has unknowingly worked all his life to forget.
I would not recommend this book. In fact, I am surprised that it is in an LDS bookstore. This book is not uplifting. Most disturbingly, it promotes repressed memory therapy. Not just in passing, but as an actual drawn out live therapy session. The LDS church has specificaly spoken out against repressed memory therapy, as does most of the scientific community. This is not an uplifting book. We took this book back for exchange.
What would happen if you were seriously injured in an auto accident, remained unconscious for several days, then woke up to nightmares, disturbing nightmares concerning a past life you never knew existed?
Blink of an Eye is a riveting medical thriller filled with mystery and the details that only a medical expert would know. Gregg Luke is a clinical pharmacist by day and prolific author by night, by weekend, by lunch hour or some other times that he manages to squeeze in quality writing time.
Luke's protagonist, Joseph Ramirez, is a likeable, church-going guy who thinks he's lead an ordinary life and is pretty easy to understand. As the book progresses, Joseph, or Jose, as his mother insists on calling him, discovers that someone much different is lurking inside.