A GRIPPING thriller about a taxi driver who becomes embroiled in danger, deceit and financial problems before becoming rich beyond his wildest dreams is the subject of a Bromsgrove author’s debut novel.
Turning Corners – written by former black cab driver Robert E Willock – is launched today on his website and online in paperback and e-book format.
Robert was a taxi driver in Bromsgrove for ten years and his encounters gave him inspiration for the characters and the entertaining storylines that follow.
He said: “I decided in my retirement to write a novel and it’s been fantastic to see the reaction to my book.
“As a driver, I was often waiting for customers and reading lots of books that I didn’t enjoy.”
The 73-year-old who was born in Birmingham and later moved to Bromsgrove has had a number of jobs throughout his life, including a printer, licensee, chauffeur and security officer, as well as a cab driver.
“I wanted to create something new by combining humour, a thriller and some of the real-life scenarios that I witnessed during my time as a cabbie.
“I feel Turning Corners offers something different and it’s been fun to bring these experiences and characters to life.”