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Since the cover reveal I’ve been asked:
How did you end up writing a medical thriller of all things?
The answer: I’m surprised myself.
My partner had a dream that formed the basis of the plot. We spent a long car journey discussing its potential for a story and the various ways of how it could be told. I began writing the next day, with a different concept in mind. Around the 80 page mark the idea of “The Healer” as it is now fully formed and I went back and re-wrote my draft into this thriller / mystery story.
As a writer this has been a fantastic and fully unexpected experience for me.
I hope that you’ll join me on my excursion from historical fare and family dramas and are going to enjoy it.
When advertising executive Erica Whittaker is diagnosed with terminal cancer, western medicine fails her. The only hope left for her to survive is controversial healer Arpan. She locates the man whose touch could heal her but finds he has retired from the limelight and refuses to treat her. Erica, consumed by stage four pancreatic cancer, is desperate and desperate people are no longer logical nor are they willing to take no for an answer. Arpan has retired for good reasons, casting more than the shadow of a doubt over his abilities. So begins a journey that will challenge them both as the past threatens to catch up with him as much as with her. Can he really heal her? Can she trust him with her life? And will they both achieve what they set out to do before running out of time?
Scheduled Release Date is Thursday January 15 2015
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.
Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.