Breaking Truss: Attacked by a Split Personality. Based on a true story.
J. Broderick Johnson
A 57 year old father of one. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Practices law and writes books when the urge hits him.
Macon Truss is a recently divorced lawyer, who is suddenly dumped by his former mistress, current girlfriend, and future wife, Miki McGreer. Rapidly sinking into emotional distress, Macon tries to figure out the reasons for Miki's sudden change of heart and subsequent bizarre behaviors. After eventually confronting her, Macon is charged with domestic abuse, false imprisonment and aggravated stalking. Now, he's facing up to ten years in prison unless he can prove that Miki staged the whole thing to protect two secrets. What are Miki's secrets? One is a person she’s been hiding for a couple of years. The other secret is a split personality she's been hiding all of her life named . . ..
People who like psychological and legal thrillers.
Lightning Source / IngramSpark
We’re releasing a book titled “Breaking Truss: (Attacked by a Split Personality) Based on true events.” The cover (including the back and spine need to be intriguing – something that will make readers want to find out who has a split personality. The book is 6 x 9. The spine will be about .___ inches.
The goal of the book is to show people how to recognize symptoms of hidden mental illness in a lover’s relationship and to reveal how a mentally ill person can, and will, intentionally destroy another person’s life. When a potential reader sees the book cover, I want them to feel like they know somebody or know of somebody who might fit the description of the mentally ill person in the book named Miki.
The imagery I would like to use include a woman with menacing, cold staring, brown eyes. Eyes that stare at you as if she is a predator and her lover is her prey.
Miki (the female protagonist) has dark characteristics e.g., pathological liar, manipulative, secretive and non-remorseful. I have no real penchant for any particular colors in the book. However, I do want to the book to standout. I want it to give caution or warning to people about the pitfalls of having an extramarital affair i.e., the person could very well be mentally ill or psychopathic.
The most important part of the design for me will be “does it sell”, not “does it look pretty”. So, it is very important that it catches the eye, is very polished, and very engaging/interesting.
The contest is guaranteed and blind.
Note that on the back cover, I will use the ISBN.