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“A fast moving psychological thriller thathooked me from the first paragraph”.
( Tony Wilson-writer & media personality ).

An Eye for an Eye  presents a riveting story of a questionable death set in Melbourne in the 1970’s. The characters in the story are alluring. They come from different cultural and social backgrounds. The story leaves one wondering how nature, nurture and relationships contribute to life experiences. An Eye for an Eye is a very insightful book and a very good read.
( Dr. Mina Shafer –Psychologist and published Author. )

Part thriller, part pulp fiction type novel-it’s a page turner. Human frailties, which are sometimes brutally, sometimes subtly experienced and exposed by the well- rounded characters, are described with gentle insight. Moral dilemmas, consequences of vindictive actions and the obsessive pursuit for revenge, drive the story to a suspenseful resolution. It had me hooked from page 1.
( Victor Majzner, Artist & Author )

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(Family Therapist—Ben Gerst-- gave a kind review documented below).
I very much enjoyed reading “ An Eye for an Eye “.   It is a book I wanted to savour and read slowly, as it has much to offer, is beautifully written and your subtle sense of humour adds much to the book. Your character study of Andrew has a lot  to commend it.  It offers insight into how anxiety and mild depression can affect our choices and impair our capacity for thoughtfulness. Andrew, at heart, has good values and is a caring psychiatrist and family man. However he has been traumatised by the Nazis, Polish anti-Semitism, and school bullying.  Yet despite his good intentions, Andrew doesn’t give top priority to working through these traumas; as evidenced by his cutting short the sessions with Dr Engel. Eventually his unresolved trauma results in a compulsive seeking of revenge. He also inflames the desire for revenge in his patient, Mai. By also compulsively prioritising time with patients, at the expense of time with his family,  Andrew’s need for closeness finds inappropriate expression with Samantha. As his feelings become increasingly difficult for him to manage, Andrew attempts to cope through alcohol and isolation. He would like to be closer to Karen , but is at sea as to how to do so. Should he be fully honest with her or would doing so only be self serving? The book invites us to be reflective on these issues and the complexities of relationships more broadly.
The character studies of Brett and Deborah are given depth by exploring their early family experiences. Never developing trust in others, they instead hone their skills in control and coercion to an art form.  Issues around evil, prejudice and the intolerance of difference are insightfully explored. I valued the questioning of how the courts, police and the media fare in the areas of fairness, truth and justice.
I think “An Eye for an Eye “ is an imaginative and courageously written book. It held my attention from beginning to end.  The exploration of the subtleties and complexities of relationships is reminiscent of Woody Allen’s more creative work. Andrew’s ideas of how Mai can achieve revenge through prostituting herself, brings to mind Haruki Murakami’s astonishingly imaginative ideas.
I thoroughly enjoyed your novel, Arthur. It is a book which is enriching on many levels. It could, however, do with further editing.