As police search his residence for evidence, counsellor and popular radio identity, Tony Brindell, continues to deny that he ever had a relationship or acted inappropriately with one of his students when he was her high school teacher thirteen years ago.
“I’m not a paedophile. I’m Christian” He told the waiting media.
Tracey Logan, now twenty-seven, has previously claimed that Brindell seduced her when she was just fourteen years old. A second woman has also come forward, revealing intimate details of a long term affair she says she had with Brindell when she was only thirteen.
The women’s claims have become the focus of a probe into Brindell’s historical personal and professional life. Brindell, a well-respected Pastor, youth worker, counsellor, and media celebrity, has not yet been charged, but investigations are ongoing.
Originally, Tony Brindell wasn’t written into SEETHINGS to be a paedophile. He was just a kind, Christian man who simply helped troubled people get back on their feet. As I wrote more of him into the story, I had to follow his life back to when he wasn’t a Pastor, but a teacher. That’s when I discovered that there was more to him — a monster inside.
Did I mention that my writing is dark?
(More of Tony’s character is found here.)
Five women’s bodies are discovered after the nights of thunderstorms. Their spouses are suspected of the crimes, but it becomes clear that someone else is responsible. There’s no blood and few clues. A storm photographer who specializes in taking pictures of lightning may be the only witness.