Forget the Past

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Reporter Anya Horvat, who works at a weekly women’s magazine, consult the well-known and successful psychiatrist, Patricia Bellows, who is later found horribly murdered. Anya has never dealt with a murder investigation before, but when her boss literally forces her to take the assignment, she begins to uncover the murdered psychiatrist’s intriguing past. More

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About Ian Fox

Ian Fox was born in Slovenia (EU), and has also lived in the U.S.A., France, and Germany. He is fluent in English, French, and German. Because of his extensive international experience, his books are set in the U.S.A. or Europe. Ian’s books have enjoyed great success in Europe. He has published three crime (mystery) novels that have sold very well and been ranked among the top 100 most borrowed library books in Slovenia. He is currently working on two new novels. Enthusiastic readers write to him, saying they can’t put his books down and read them in a few days. Individual libraries have ranked his works among the top ten, sometimes even the top five most-borrowed books.

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Review by: Ellen Cooke on Oct. 4, 2013 : (no rating)
Dialog sounds like it's been (badly) translated into English - very stilted and unbelievable. I'm slogging through hoping the story will be interesting enough to compensate.
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Review by: Joan Adamak on Dec. 27, 2012 :
Madness, Murder and Mystery

Psychiatrist Patricia Bellows, a beautiful forty-year old woman and recently widowed, owned a psychiatric clinic and hospital and hired four other psychiatrists and two registered nurses. She had inherited the funds from her deceased husband with which to build it. The story opened with her counseling Anya Horvat, who although thirty-five years old, could not sustain a relationship with a man. Anya was particularly hesitant to discuss any of her thoughts relative to sex, feeling it was unimportant in a relationship. When Anya left the clinic, her car wouldn’t start and she saw a large man eyeing the clinic. She called him over and demanded that he look at her motor. Finally he did, but couldn’t fix it and called a garage to come tow it. He later became an important person in her life.

Dr. Bellows lived in an expensive two thousand-foot apartment and was found by her maid dead in bed, her body covered with countless cuts. Anya who was a journalist was then visited by Patricia’s sister, Bertha Hoff and her husband, Hunter. Bertha complained that the police were doing very little after a few days having passed. She told Anya she knew who killed her sister and it was Benny Martin, Patricia’s lover. She wanted Anya to investigate Benny and find the proof so he could be arrested. Anya had only been a journalist two years and knew nothing about investigative reporting, but later when talking to her employer Pamela, the owner and publisher of the newspaper Clarice, Pamela told her she was broke and the newspaper would be closing in three months and if Anya could find out enough facts to make it a good story for the newspaper, perhaps the paper could become solvent again.

And thus began a story consisting of several subplots, all of which seemed to lead back to Dr. Bellows and several of her patients, a few of whom were also found dead. The author did a nice job of using Dr. Bellows’ diaries to cover flashbacks bringing the reader forward. The patients’ histories and their present lives lead the reader on a never-ending quest of who was the murderer and/or murderers and why? In fact, the reader never discovers the answers until almost the end of the story. After the first few chapters to get me acquainted with the action, it became a page turner. It was a very entertaining tale and I truly enjoyed it.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
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