On The Bridge - Psychological Thriller When GODFATHER meets LYING ON THE COUCH


TRIGGER WARNING: Suicidal thoughts, violence, child abuse, psychological trauma

The Tropes Used in The Book

  1. Unreliable Narrator: The sanity of Ian is questionable.
  2. Mind Games: Psychological manipulation and deception.
  3. Isolation: Even though Ian is surrounded by a lot of people he doesn't open to others.
  4. Psychological Trauma: There's the huge part of the story of Childhood Psychological trauma and its impact on Ian. The main goal of the story is to delve into his psyche and unravel the mysteries of his troubled minds.
  5. Partial Memory Loss: Ian don't remember part of his life, because the hidden truth is too scary.
  6. Haunted Protagonist: Ian is haunted by his inner demons, guilt, and past actions.
  7. Phobias and Fears / Panic Attacks: While Ian can appear fearless, he suffers from panic attacks.
  8. Unsettling Visuals: Some of the visuals might be unsettling, because mind games creates the hallucinations that forces Ian to act. 
  9. Ambiguous Morality: The lines blurs between right and wrong, morality and immorality, with Ian connection with Tony. Ian's connection to Underground mafia boss challenge traditional ethical norms.

The List of the Characters









Setting / Locations in the story

Corporate building


Forest House

Rental Flat

Isolated Locations: Settings in remote or isolated places, such as a deserted island, a cabin in the woods, or a remote mountain retreat, create a sense of vulnerability and increase the characters' reliance on their own psychological resources.

Urban Landscapes: Dark and gritty urban environments, with dimly lit streets, alleyways, and abandoned buildings, add a sense of foreboding and danger. Urban settings can also amplify feelings of anonymity and paranoia.

Confined Spaces: Environments with confined spaces, such as an elevator, an underground bunker, or a locked room, intensify the psychological pressure on characters and contribute to a feeling of claustrophobia.

Everyday Spaces: Familiar and seemingly safe places, like a suburban neighborhood or a small town, can become ominous when psychological twists and threats are introduced, subverting the expected sense of security.

Dreamscapes or Surreal Worlds: Psychological thrillers sometimes venture into dreamlike or surreal settings that challenge the boundaries between reality and imagination, creating an atmosphere of disorientation.