I’ve been writing a new book. A novel, called The Golden Bridge.
I’m almost finished.
It’s about a man who leaves home the day of his wife’s funeral, and instead of going to the funeral he decides to take a long walk. He ditches his phone, his wallet with all his credit cards and ID, his GPS watch – he rids himself of his identity.
During the walk into the heart of the country he meets various people and undergoes a fundamental change. We learn during the walk that he’s killed his wife.
The book will be published early next year.
Here’s an excerpt:
He felt like he was in a box, a smoke-filled box, and he’d lived his entire life in this box, and he knew nothing other than what existed in the box. That was his world. That’s what he knew and that’s all he knew. But tonight someone had punched a hole in the top of the box and let a shaft of light in, and for the first time in his life he was aware that there was more than just the box. There was a world outside the box. A bigger larger world where there was light, and mystery, and beauty in the mystery. He wanted to step into that shaft of light. More than anything, he wanted to step into that light. But where did that light come from? And who punched the hole in the top of the box? The punch had come from outside the box. Outside the world he knew. Who or what did that? And why? And why now? Here, tonight?
Let me know if this novel might interest you!
It sounds intriguing, Bill, and of course I can’t wait to hear more!! It certainly is an interesting concept, just ditching the world than can identify him and that he can be identified by, and then see what happens.
Thanks Britta – yes it’s an intriguing set up, and it gets even more intriguing! xx
of course I am interested …. love murder mysteries
haha – it’s not so much a murder mystery as a journey of transformation, but it does use the murder mystery as a hook!
I’m most definitely hooked! Wow, massive congratulations on having already nearly finished it. It must have been wanting to be written! Very much look forward to reading it.