Ultimate Revenge by Eichin Chang-Lim contains a short novella on top of a collection of 20 flash fiction stories. It’s been thirteen years since Russell fell into a trap that imprisoned him for seven long years. During those initial years of freedom, Russell struggled with anxiety and depression, barely holding on to his marriage with his childhood sweetheart, Kayla, after a near-death accident. Currently living a humdrum family life as a successful restaurant owner, Russell has a blast from the past when he inadvertently runs into the man responsible for his imprisonment, Joshua Silva. Now, Russell has only one thing on his mind, revenge. So, after looking into Joshua’s life, Russell concocts a devious plan to hurt the man who took valuable years from his life. But is revenge worth it?
Ultimate Revenge is a thrilling tale of one man’s unquenched thirst for vengeance who learns a valuable lesson in his quest. Eichin Chang-Lim infuses themes of forgiveness and learning to let go of one’s past demons with this gripping revenge thriller that keeps its hooks in you until the end. Russell is a flawed man who is consumed by the idea of destroying the man who put him in prison, only to realize the toll it would take on his life to execute his plan. He is a compelling protagonist you can relate to. The plot is well-paced, with a couple of unexpected curveballs. The flash fiction stories are a colorful addition to the book as a whole. Short story readers will love this one.