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Forgotten Past

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews

Faith McKenzie was the only survivor of a brutal home invasion. Viciously attacked and left for dead, Faith can't remember anything about that night—including the identity of the killer. All she knows is that he's stalking her from every place she flees and has tracked her to a small Maine island. Her neighbor, private investigator and security specialist JT
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Love Inspired (first published June 1st 2014)
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May 20, 2014 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forgotten Past was such an exciting, fast-paced, and suspenseful novel! There were so many twists and turns and such confusion over events of the past. It was very easy to see how Faith’s amnesia regarding not only her life but also about the murders of Carl and Rachel were impacting her ability to figure out who was threatening her.

It was very interesting to watch JT and his team work to unravel the discrepancies and try to put together all of the missing pieces in order to truly bring the one
Jul 14, 2014 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suspense, Mystery, Romance!

This is the first book that I have read by author Mary Alford. It definitely will not be my last.

If you are looking for a good Suspense, mystery, romance thriller, look no further. This book has it all. This is one of the best Christian fiction thrillers I have read this year. I was taken through a gamut of emotions. I could feel the terror that Faith McKenzie was going through. I don’t know how many times I was on the edge of my seat.

The author did a great job of ma
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"Fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action and false leads make this a keeper that gets more engaging as the story progresses. Faith is a strong character who shows that, despite insurmountable odds, God is in control (RT Book Reviews)". 4 1/2 stars
I really enjoyed this fast paced book. I didn't see the ending coming.
Katrina Epperson
I loved this story. It contains elements of mystery, suspense, romance and faith. Faith McKenzie is alone except for her dog, Ollie. 2 years ago she was brutally attacked at her home in Austin, Texas. She thought being released from the hospital was scaring, but promising. With no memories from not only the attack, but also her life. She arrives at Hope Island, Maine which is a small coastal island where she hopes to start a new life and maybe pull out some memories of her past. JT Wyatt develop ...more
May 16, 2016 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book that I read of Mary Alford's. I really had no idea what to expect, but I really enjoyed it. This is definitely an intense action/mystery/thriller type book. You can see by how long it took me to read this one that I had a hard time putting it down once I started. I'm definitely interested to see how she develops some of the related characters in a forgotten past. From the first page, you are on a roller coaster of a journey with the main two characters as they try to run/ ...more
Jun 08, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My thoughts on the book:
Faith is on the run from someone she has know idea who she just knows if she wants to stay alive then she has to keep moving if she wants to stay alive. When she ends up in a small town in Maine she hopes her stalker won't find her and that she can finally have some peace and figure out whats going on. JT runs into his neighbor late one night and knows she hiding something and she running from someone. When he decided he needs to help her he never expected the extinct of
Feb 16, 2016 Bhriv rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forgotten Past, written by Mary Alford, is an extremely suspenseful book! Alford did a great job of creating a truly suspenseful mystery with these characters. We come into the story when Faith has been on the run from an attacker for two years and finally meets a new neighbor who happens to own a security business. JT is the sweetest guy she could have met and just happens to be able to and wants to help protect her from this possible figment of her imagination. Twists and turns along the way t ...more
Jun 23, 2016 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action packed!! So much suspense and danger made this an up-all-nighter. The author leaves you in suspense along with Faith as to who is stalking her! She can’t remember anything and ends up thrown into JT’s life. He happens to be the perfect person to help her – if he can do it before she ends up dead. Fantastic writing, once again, from Ms. Alford. Always on the edge of my seat with her car chases, life and death scenes and hurricanes thrown in! This story felt like a movie – immerses you into ...more
Mar 28, 2016 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forgotten Past
By: Mary Alford

Wow, what a book. Forgotten Past is a terrific book filled with action , suspense, romance, mystery, and thriller. I really enjoyed it and I caught myself holding my breath several times . Mary Alford weaves us a fast paced page turner and it will have you on the edge of your seat trying to read faster to see what is going to happen next. I have just found Ms. Alford and she did not disappoint me. Her characters are so real you feel like you are right there with them
Forgotten Past is a good, quick, evening read. I felt the plot twist(s) coming quite a bit ahead of time, but otherwise it had a good level of suspense. (view spoiler)
Sep 27, 2015 Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Mary has definitely hit a home run with this book. The story line and the characters pulled me in from the first pages. This story is a wonderful combination of suspense, faith and romance and contains so many twists and turns I couldn't put it down after I had started it, and it has an ending that I sure didn't see coming. I definitely look forward to reading more by this author, and I do recommend this one to any reader who enjoys good Christian suspense with lots of action.
Alexa Verde
Sep 14, 2014 Alexa Verde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though Mary Alford was a new to me author, I picked up Forgotten Past because I love reading Christian romantic suspense. And I'm glad I bought this book.

Her strong faith leads the heroine through hopeless situations. While the hero helps her find the answers to very scary questions, she's the one to help him grown in his faith and move on with his life after the tragic death of his wife. A twist at the end of the book took me by surprise! All in all, a great read.
Apr 04, 2016 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a heart-stopping, edge of your seat thriller. Wow, wow, wow. This book grabbed me from the outset with a mystery hook. Great character development and fast moving. There is a super twist at the end. You must read this book. Highly recommended. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Karen Hadley
Mar 11, 2016 Karen Hadley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is the first book I've read by Mary Alford and I am now on my second. This book "Forgotten Past" jumps in quick with suspense and mystery. It delivers goose bumps and edge of your seat drama. A Must Read!
Apr 18, 2016 Letty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. The book hooked me from the beginning with the fascinating idea of a woman who can't remember her past being stalked by someone she thinks might be from her past. There is action from the very beginning and there are some twists I didn't see coming, which always makes it a good book for me!
Cheryl Baranski
Forgotten Past by Mary Alford is absolutely wonderful. This book is filled for so much action, suspense, love, faith, devotion and determination all the way through it. This book will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very end. Be sure to order your copy of Forgotten Past today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.
Mar 26, 2016 JoAnn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic Christian suspense/romance. This book is very well written and kept me engrossed to the last page. If you enjoy a fast paced read this book could be for you. Many thanks to the author for an ARC.
Wilani Wahl
Jun 01, 2016 Wilani Wahl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful page turner with lots of action and mystery. I kept trying to figure things out but it took me to the very end and then I was sorry to see the story end. I also loved the Inspirational thread throughout the book.
Glenda Parker
Jun 21, 2014 Glenda Parker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great read. You need to get a copy.I lost my memory once so I can identify with this woman. Mary did a great job with it.
Laurie D'ghent
Oct 12, 2014 Laurie D'ghent rated it really liked it
Pretty good, surprise ending.
Kim Gough
Kim Gough rated it really liked it
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Dec 14, 2015 Carolyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: li-suspense
Good story, good mystery. Fun and quick read.
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was inspired to become a writer after reading romantic suspense greats Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney. Soon creating characters and throwing them into dangerous situations that test their faith came naturally for Mary. In 2012 Mary entered the Speed Dating contest hosted by Love Inspired Suspense and later received “the call”. Writing for Love Inspired Suspense has been a dream come
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