Inspirational author Dan Walsh returns this month with The Discovery, an extraordinary Top Pick!-earning story. After hero Michael Warner's grandfather, a celebrated author, dies, the younger man inherits his estate. Among the possessions, he finds a lost manuscript that contains secrets about their family, secrets so big that they would've shattered worlds if his grandfather ever revealed them. Today RT reviewer Leslie L. McKee asks Walsh about this compelling tale and learns what's next for this award winning author.
The Discovery has a unique literary arc — a novel within a novel. Why did you decide to write two storylines? How are they connected?
The idea for the book came to me before the structure did. As I pondered how the grandfather would share his hidden past the ‘book-within-a-book’ idea surfaced. I knew it would be a challenge to pull off, but I’m happy with how it worked out. The reader gets to read over Michael’s shoulder, so to speak (Michael’s the grandson). By the end of the book, both he and the reader make all the necessary connections.