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23rd May, 2022

Former Bromsgrove cab driver releases his debut thriller 'Turning Corners'

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.”

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