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Trevor Gray is a loner. One day his solitude in Chattanooga is interrupted when he sees a man who looks exactly like him—his doppelganger. Trevor follows this man, Brad Compton, observing him and his beautiful wife from a distance, never revealing his identity.
A short time later, Brad goes missing and is assumed dead. When the police learn about Trevor, he becomes a prime suspect in Brad’s disappearance—but so is a mysterious homeless man who later becomes Trevor’s friend.
As the investigation progresses, strange forces seem to bring people together in ways that change their lives forever; those involved find out how little control they have over their own fates.
This is a tale of mystery and betrayal; of love and friendship; and of the enduring quest for understanding in a world that seems to have no meaning.
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An old automobile bridge in Chattanooga, TN., recently transformed into a bridge for pedestrian traffic, is the focal point of Sanders’ new novel, The Walking Bridge. In the sleepy little town of Chattanooga, local restaurant owner Brad disappears and Trevor, who bears a strong resemblance to Brad, shows up. A woman is kidnapped and another becomes stranded in the forest. Three tornadoes threaten to destroy the walking bridge and surrounding villages. An unusual homeless man with a unique eye for art, traverses the area, taking in the unusual occurrences. And an odd garden gnome drifts in and out of the characters’ lives. All this swirls together in a story of mystery, suspense and romance.
If you’ve never been to Chattanooga, you’ll feel as if you had, thanks to Sanders’ unique ability to vividly describe a community and blend it with deep imagination. You will “See” Rock City, Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, the Tennessee Aquarium, Maclellan Island and, of course, the walking bridge, while enjoying an intriguing story. Sanders is so adept at immersing readers into a story and its locale through vivid description and creative vision, one can almost smell it.
It's a wonderful tale that immerses readers into a mountain wonderland. Don’t miss The Walking Bridge. ~ Amazon Reviewer
Once again, Sanders has blurred the line of fantasy and reality in this emotional, gripping thriller about people dealing with the trappings that they seemingly create in their own lives. When two doppelgangers end up in the same town, Chattanooga, one might think the conflict would be more in the open, more obvious. But Sanders hides the truth, reels us in, and then allows us to watch as the plot thickens, the characters are exposed for who and what they are, and strange new characters are introduced.
This book is literary fiction at its finest because the story soon becomes our story--the way we are affected by what happens around us, and how we internalize these things and evolve. There are three couples that the book is centered around, and they include the two doppelgangers (one of them is Trevor, the main character).
The book is full of metaphors, deep and lively. Indeed, the title of the book seems to represent the choices of paths we take in life, and whether or not we stay on a path at all. As a writer, Sanders seems preoccupied with themes of love, trust, and change--and perhaps that's what makes his story so interesting, so real ... and so personal! ~ Amazon Reviewer