Please add to the present testimonials after you have read the book or write on the blog about your thoughts.


 “The book was excellent. I couldn’t put it down! It would make a great movie.”


“When I bought your book, my husband snatched it up (he’s a psychologist) and I haven’t had my hands on it since. I’m threatening to take it from him by force!”


“That’s one terrific book. The problem was that I started reading it Sunday afternoon but couldn’t put it down until I had read the ending. That was at 3 a.m. My next day on the construction site was one of the most miserable day I’ve had for a long time.”


“I loved this story! Faythe was a real and compelling character that made me cheer for her from the first page. L.P.’s gift added an extra dimension as I kept flipping the pages to see what was happening next. And the ending–OMG–just when I was ready to go after the bad guy myself, Goodwin pulled off one heck of an ending, creating a sense of justice that stays with you long after you put the book down. I can’t say enough good things about this book–emotional, roller coaster pacing, characters with depth and sincerity. What a stunning debut novel and the first in many, I hope.”

–Mary Buckham, co-author of “Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story That Sells,” co-founder of and award winning suspense author

“Starts at 80 mph and then picks up speed. Great characters, great ride. Wonderful first novel. You’d think this novelist has many already to her credit. If escape and entertainment is what you want, this is where you’ll find it.”

–Dennis Foley, novelist/screenwriter

“Goodwin has employed her expertise as a knowledgeable veteran psychotherapist and the creative dexterity of an imaginative writer in creating “Justice Forbidden.” This first novel is an ingenious and intriguing psychological thriller with well-developed characters we get to know as the story unfolds. I look forward to meeting these characters again in her sequel.”

–Barbara Labovitz Boik, psychotherapist and author

“Goodwin’s heroine is plunged into double danger immediately and spends the rest of the story trying to find her way to safety. Goodwin combines intrique and suspense with real life psychological concepts to create a fascinating mix. She brings her technical knowledge and expertise to bear upon a tense and twisting storyline in a way that will keep the thinking reader enthralled.”

–Frank Zafira, author of “Beneath a Weeping Sky” and the River City Police Series.

“Memoirs, not mysteries, are usually my genre of choice. Retired psychotherapist Ana Parker Goodwin introduced me to a new level of reading with this intense psychological mystery thriller. “Justice Forbidden,” with basis in fact, weaves a delicate line between a therapist’s real memoir and fiction mystery novel. My curiousity was piqued from the first page and kept me riveted to the last. Goodwin quickly reveals a psychotherapist’s life is more dangerous than could be imagined. I highly recommend this book and I look forward to sequels that may follow.”

–Ana McClain Washington, memoirist/poet

“A classic psychological thriller written as only an experienced psychotherapist could and a real “who dun-it” which keeps the reader guessing to the end. An exciting treat you won’t want to put down.”

–Mike Kincaid, author of the Alaska Trooper Jack Blake Adventure Series

“I found Goodwin’s development of plot and her rich characterizations captivating. Her knowledge of sexual abuse issues and dynamics is vast and she weaves her extensive experience working with victims into this hard-to-put-down novel.

–Paul Darby, MA, LPC, CACIII, licensed psychotherapist who works with victims of trauma and for ten years treated sex offenders in the State of Colorado

Here are some testimonials sent to me recently by e-mail:

–This is a splendid book that completely held my interest for days. You are quite the artist and I am proud, proud of you.

Mary C. a reader from Montana

–Just got a hold of your book and started it Friday night late and finished it this am. COULDN”T PUT IT DOWN!! You totally amazed me-WOW!! Loved the characters and got so attached to them (and the cat Mao of course). Can’t wait to get to know them even better. You are my new favorite author.

Patsy Cameron, a reader

–I loved your book! Got it Friday night and by Saturday evening it was all done! Now I’m looking forward to the next one.

Carolyn H, a reader

–Justice Forbidden is the best mystery book I have read in five years and I have read lots of them.

Michael, author of three mystery books

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