Reason to Live
Release Date: Summer 2021
Formats: Softcover and Kindle e-book
Publisher: Blue Knight Media
Richard Dunham awakes in a hospital with no memory of the accident that allegedly killed him. He thinks he knows his name, but the hospital staff disagrees. Confusion turns to terror when he looks in the mirror and a stranger looks back.
When a mysterious old man shows up at his bedside with tall tales of a life—and death—for which he has no recall, Richard realizes that he’s not in Kansas anymore. He has no point of reference, no memories of his own, no idea of the kind of man he’d been. When a series of flashbacks begin to paint a picture of his past life, Richard doesn’t like what he sees.
Richard, now Michael Riordan, must navigate his way through an unfamiliar landscape as he embarks on a mission to reclaim the heart of the only woman he’s ever loved, while trapped in the body of a man she’s never met.
When the obstacles in his path appear insurmountable, Richard must make a choice. Will he let his past determine his future, or will he discover that it’s never too late to be what he might have been?
Reason to Live is a re-make of my first Novel, A Lifetime Last Night, which is now out of print. I don’t think it makes sense to have two books with similar characters and story line.
I did so many rewrites of the screenplay adaptation, that I changed the name to Reason to Live. I wanted to have a book available that closely followed the movie, so I adapted the screenplay back into a book by the same name. The writing is much tighter than in the original book and the story told in a way that is more linear and easier to understand.
So, if you’ve read A Lifetime Last Night, you may find some of this new book redundant. You will surely enjoy the improvements, but I though I should mention it to avoid confusion.