Prang

Prang

Prang

When a seemingly perfect life is not quite so perfect.

Mac Taylor had it made. He was the first of his family to escape the working-class suburbs to become a very successful lawyer. With a reputation as a lady's man, he cast aside his playboy ways and married Juliette, a beautiful and charming woman. As an only child, his new wife was set to soon inherit an enormous wealth. Life could not be more perfect.

Then fate intervened. It was only a minor car accident, a small prang, that started a series of events that threatened to bring Mac's idyllic life crashing down, forcing him to make a decision that would change his life forever.

Prang is a thrilling read which sets about a moral dilemma that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the final few pages. Prang is a can't put down read and available now online and in good book stores.

David Finchley is no stranger to writing, with several titles now published under his name. Born in post war Germany in 1946 and came to Australia with his parents at the age of ten. Always possessing a desire to write, he instead studied medicine and has been a practicing Neurologist for almost 40 years. As his winds down his workload he has finally had time to fulfil his lifetime desire to write.

Prang is David's fifth novel and comes after the success of his previous titles Switch, The Eden Effect and Gold Standard.

Prang
Austin Macauley Publishers
Author: David Finchley
ISBN: 9781786936370
RRP: $23.99

 

Interview with David Finchley

Question: What inspired the story of Prang?

David Finchley: Prang had no particular inspiration. I am continually thinking of ideas for a book. I start with the premise--what is such and such happened?' and go from there. With Prang, it started with the idea of the car accident and the chance meeting but beyond that I had no idea where the story was going.


Question: Are you inspired by real life events and people?

David Finchley: Only to a small degree. The books I've written are mostly not taken from my own experiences, although one's life experiences shape us. In some of the books, not Prang, there are characters inspired by people who I know.


Question: What was the best part about creating the character of Mac?

David Finchley: I wanted to create a flawed character, who was not particularly likeable but who perhaps finds redemption in the end. Mac is definitely not based on anyone I know. The beauty of fiction is that you can make your characters anyone you want them to be. In mac's case I wanted to create a character for whom the reader would not have much sympathy.


Question: There are several issues raised in this book. Was this deliberate or did the story evolve this way?

David Finchley: I start the idea of -The Prang' and the meeting between Mac and Virginia. That was the -what if such and such happened. 'The story then evolved. In the beginning I had no idea where it was heading, just some vague thoughts. Once the characters come to life to me, they actually dictate where the story is going. That is pretty much how I've written all the books.

Interview by Brooke Hunter

 

Prang
Austin Macauley Publishers
Author: David Finchley
ISBN: 9781786936370
RRP: $23.99

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