Shay Mill’s New Book “The Secret Life: The Bond” is an Engrossing Tale of Friendship and Misadventure, Told Through the Journals of a Military Man’s Deceased Friend

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Recent release “The Secret Life: The Bond” from Page Publishing author Shay Mills is an unforgettable story of friendship between Aaron and William, military buddies from the Pacific Northwest, and Aaron’s troubled childhood revealed to William through the pages of his journals from the ’70s.

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Shay Mills, a lifelong storyteller and dedicated family man retired from the military and now living in Washington State, has completed his new book “The Secret Life: The Bond”: a moving novel depicting the private life of a deceased military man with a tumultuous boyhood in the Pacific Northwest, as revealed to his friend William through Aaron’s journals.

Author Mill writes with a convincing poignancy that conveys the deep and meaningful friendship between the two men, and the patchwork of emotion after one of them has passed: “William gazed at the dusk lit sky watching the warm orange haze on the horizon. Somewhere, up there was his friend of over twenty-five years. They may not have stayed in touch, more on Aaron’s part than his, but somehow, throughout time, he knew that they would remain friends. ‘I’m glad you’re not in pain, my friend; no more,’ William paused for a few seconds and said again, ‘no more.’ William turned toward the back door while still looking up at the patches of blue that were invaded by the low, dim light from the streetlamps.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Shay Mill’s new book explores not just the highs and lows, adventures and misadventures, in the life of a boy in the 1970s Pacific Northwest surviving an abusive household; it also takes the reader through time to show what kind of man such a boy could become, and how he forever changes the lives of his friends.

Readers who wish to experience this touching work can purchase “The Secret Life: The Bond” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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