Conduit

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SUSPENSE / THRILLER HORROR DETECTIVE CRIME PARANORMAL THRILLER SUSPENSE/THRILLER CRIME DETECTIVE

Contemporary

Angie Martin

Logline

A psychic private investigator is targeted by a psychic serial killer, who uses his victims as conduits to communicate with her. The PI works with local police to investigate the gruesome murders and stop the killer before he can take over her mind completely.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller, Horror, Detective, Crime,Paranormal Thriller,Suspense/Thriller,Crime,Detective

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Female Leaning,Male Leaning,Universal

Setting

Wichita, Kansas

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2013

Starting Description

The story opens with serial killer’s first victim in Wichita. He tortures her with strangulation and a knife while telling her to scream Emily Monroe’s name (the main character). Tells her, “When she hears you, I’ll make the pain stop.”

Ending Description

After following the clues, heroine is taken by serial killer. Hero almost dies at serial killer's hands. Serial killer is killed by detective. Heroine is left with "darkness" from serial killer in her mind, but finally embraces her budding psychic abilities. Hero and heroine end up together.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Plot - Other Elements

,Light vs Dark,Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Emily Monroe

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Engaging, Gracious, Heroic, Secretive, Selfless, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Insecure, Educated, Modest,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Educated,Insecure,Secretive,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Jake Hanley

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Masculine, Selfless, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Engaging, Confident, Decisive, Honorable, Charming,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Heartthrob,Educated,Honorable,Romantic,Selfless,Outspoken,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: David Noakes

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Charming, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Perseverance, Villainous, Criminal, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Narcissistic, Skillful,Badass,Complex,Criminal,Decisive,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Secretive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Educated,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Cassie Reid

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Confident, Faithful, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Decisive, Educated, Honorable, Leader, Adventurous, Blunt, Engaging, Outspoken, Funny, Perseverance

Logline

A psychic private investigator is targeted by a psychic serial killer, who uses his victims as conduits to communicate with her. The PI works with local police to investigate the gruesome murders and stop the killer before he can take over her mind completely.

Short Summary

The story opens with serial killer’s first victim in Wichita. He tortures her with strangulation and a knife while telling her to scream Emily Monroe’s name (the main character). Tells her, “When she hears you, I’ll make the pain stop.”


After following the clues, heroine is taken by serial killer. Hero almost dies at serial killer's hands. Serial killer is killed by detective. Heroine is left with "darkness" from serial killer in her mind, but finally embraces her budding psychic abilities. Hero and heroine end up together.

Development Pitch

Conduit is the start of a series with countless possibilities. Because of this, I see it more for TV adaptation or streaming series to explore the stories in full. The complexity and the twist on what a psychic is allows for viewers to discover a new type of paranormal world, one never done before. With the emphasis on police procedure and investigation, Conduit fits in perfectly with the current demand for crime stories. It also seamlessly transitions fans of police procedurals into a paranormal world that is believable. All of its sub-characters are given such depth that they are as necessary to the story as the three main characters, rounding out the story and giving audiences more people to care about and root for (or against). It also gives the audience a chance to delve into the mind of the serial killer, depraved yet highly educated and with his own logic behind his actions. Conduit has been compared by readers to Gillian Flynn, Chelsea Cain, and James Patterson, and they have compared the villain to other greats of book and screen.

About The Author

Multi-award-winning author Angie Martin relies on her Kansas upbringing to add a certain Midwest, small-town creepiness to her work. She has released several novels and short stories in the suspense/thriller and horror genres, some with a unique paranormal or supernatural edge. She currently resides in the Inland Empire area of California where she is working hard and losing sleep over her latest novel.

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Emily Monroe

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Engaging, Gracious, Heroic, Secretive, Selfless, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Insecure, Educated, Modest,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Educated,Insecure,Secretive,Selfless

Character 1

Name: Jake Hanley

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Masculine, Selfless, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Engaging, Confident, Decisive, Honorable, Charming,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Heartthrob,Educated,Honorable,Romantic,Selfless,Outspoken,Masculine

Character 2

Name: David Noakes

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Charming, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Perseverance, Villainous, Criminal, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Narcissistic, Skillful,Badass,Complex,Criminal,Decisive,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Secretive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Educated,Skillful

Character 3

Name: Cassie Reid

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Confident, Faithful, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Decisive, Educated, Honorable, Leader, Adventurous, Blunt, Engaging, Outspoken, Funny, Perseverance

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