Never Truly Still

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Bonnie Cox

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Found near an expired drainpipe in California's Imperial Valley, Lauren Skye Bryant doesn't know who she is, or how she got there. Her only recollection, the man who pulled her from the muddy sludge to medical help, prompts a summons across the country -- to Norfolk, Virginia.


Action,Adventure,Crime,Detective,Drama,Young Adult,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Skye Bryant awakens in an expired irrigation pipe in Southern California Injured, weak, and bereft of any memory, she is aided by a man who appears, then disappears, before medical help arrives. Across the country, detective Andrew Piper receives a summons to interview Bryant.

Having uncovered the corruption instigated by a shrewd and powerful drug dealer and trafficker, the small team of five (civilian and law enforcement alike) return to the States. Repercussions and rewards await in equal measures, but to Skye and Andrew, it has all been worth it.


Southern California, Isle of Skye, Scotland, Hermosillo, Mexico

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Lauren Skye Bryant

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Skillful,Faithful,Empathetic,Confident,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Andrew Samuel Piper

Age: 31

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Modest,Masculine,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Skillful,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Patriotic

Additional Character Details

Name: Michael Gregory Muldoon

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Modest,Masculine,Underdog,Complex,Confident,Selfless,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Funny,Strong Moral Code,Honorable,Romantic,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Hector Rojas

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Confident,Narcisstic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Decisive,Lone Wolf,Leader,Visionary

Development Pitch

Never Truly Still is a completely original, muse-driven story. It continues a narrative from two previous works -- the series reflects issues that hold California (and other parts of the world) in a semi-invisible, horrifying grip. The characters and events, although fictional, are based on people and experiences that have enriched the author's life over the years. However, the issues, the sruggles, the fight -- they are all too real. Lives are town down, yet with small miracles, sometimes they can be rebuilt.

About The Author

Despite a small-town upbringing, Bonnie Cox had the privilege of flying locally and internationally with her pilot dad. Her love for flying and writing has always been an inspiration -- in 2015 this inspiration took shape with "Little Australia". In 2017, "A Thousand Feet Into the Wind" followed. "Never Truly Still", the third in the series, continued a persistent muse that has captivated Cox since the age of 4. Somewhat allegorical, the novels resonate with people, places, and events that Cox will always cherish.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Kindle Direct

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available