In my novel, Bella – Isabel Moss — loses her husband early in their marriage. Understand this is no ordinary couple. Their honeymoon is in its third year. They are young, beautiful and endlessly fascinated by each other. Neither has been unfaithful, seriously ill or even quarrelsome. Their love is embodied in a beautiful young daughter.
When Hank dies, Bella turns. By day she is bitter and fixated on discovering the truth about his death on an Afghan battlefield. At night, she is more reflective. In one scene, she turns to Dan, the reporter she lured into joining her quest, and asks, “What’s it like being married for a long time, Danny?”
He never saw the question coming because I never saw it coming. That sounds funny, since I’m the author. It all started when I interviewed Bella, which probably sounds even weirder, since there is no Bella. Before you…
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