I’ve kept on track and in 3 months I’ve written 16 chapters with 5 more to go. What an amazing journey this has been! My characters have developed to the point where I can write from their perspective. The story line has changed slightly over time, but only to fill in gaps where it was needed. I’ve relied on narrative a great deal and I may have to go back and add descriptive passages to break it up.
All I have really have problems with now is the cover. Any suggestions based on the synopsis below? I thought of a last will and testament background and a skull superimposed on top.
My novel is about an ex soldier who inherits a large sum of money from someone he befriended in Afghanistan, on the understanding that he finds the missing relatives of his friend. If he fails to find them, he inherits the lot. The missing heirs start dying like flies, by poisoning with a substance called ricin, a derivative from the castor oil plan and with no known antidote. This leaves the ex-soldier as the the only inheritor and looking more and more like he’s the culprit. The method of murder is He is determined to clear his name by investigating the murders himself and eventually brings the murderer to justice, and at the same time discovering a final missing relative to inherit the fortune.