Counselor's Dark Secret
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Counsellor Hides Dirty Secret.

Posted On August 8, 2019 at 6:55 pm by / No Comments

As his private residence is investigated by police for evidence of indecent acts committed to a young girl, counsellor Tony Brindell denies that he has acted inappropriately.

‘I’m not a paedophile,’ he says.

Tracey Logan, now twenty seven, has claimed that Brindell seduced her fifteen years ago when he was a teacher at her former high school.

A second woman has also come forward revealing the intimate details of an affair she says she had with Brindell when she was just fourteen.

The women’s claims and his home have become the central focus of a probe into Brindell’s personal and professional past.

Brindell, a well-respected radio broadcaster, Pastor, youth worker and counsellor, has not been charged with a crime but remains a person of interest.


Originally, Tony Brindell wasn’t written in to be a paedophile. He was more a likeable reason for our protagonist to tell readers his story. It soon became clear that Tony needed his own life and past too.

It all grew from there.

Summary of Tony Brindell:

A personable guy with a gentle disposition.

He’s a disillusioned high-school teacher who left the profession to follow God’s path. He now counsels couples and troubled youth from his private practice at home.

Originally, Tony Brindell was to be an optimistic element in my ever-darkening narrative. He was meant to be Mr Calm and Collected!

He has a nice wife, nice family, nice hobbies and does everything just nicely. The man’s perfectly grounded – a solid anchor to all the troubled souls who visit his office each week.

As the story progresses small cracks begin to show in Tony’s past.

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There’s no real reason to doubt the man who has always done his best to counsel Mitchell and Sam Felding through their long-term sexless marriage. He’s shown them kindness and commitment, prepared to work things through no matter what.

There’s just something not right.

In the 2 books that follow SEETHINGS, I expanded on Tony’s character and granted him a change, something that allows him to come to terms with who he is. By the time book three arrives, he’s a brand new man.

Did I mention my writing is dark?

(More of Tony is found here.)

-Michael

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