Deceptions

Book Cover

CRIME DRAMA MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER

2000s

Dana Mansfield

Logline

Jack Petrov, lead singer of a successful rock band, is spending the Thanksgiving weekend with his wife and children in the Poconos. He has been out of the limelight for two years after a terrible car accident that resulted in the deaths of two of his children. Traveling with the family is the children’s nanny, Penny Shepherd. Penny and Jack have been best friends since their days at Princeton. After a verbal fight with his wife, Jack orders Penny to drive him after he gets buzzed in the lodge’s bar. Before they can return, they are abducted by kidnappers hired by someone called the Employer. Although treated okay at the beginning, their treatment worsens as the Employer demands information from Penny. After the truth is revealed, the Employer leaves after a final goodbye and Penny and Jack are left to try and survive, still as captives.

Genre

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Poconos, Voorhees (New Jersey)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Rock star Jack Petrov and his best friend Penny Shepherd are kidnapped by the mysterious Employer.

Ending Description

The Employer is revealed.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Ivan "Jack" Petrov

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Faithful, Selfless, Educated, Honorable, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Masculine, Naive, Confident, Desperate, Empathetic, Modest, Perseverance, Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Penny Shepherd

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Secretive, Selfless, Heroic, Insecure, Modest, Perseverance, Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: Crystal Petrova

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Criminal, Narcissistic, Villainous, Aggressive, Crazy, Desperate, Greedy, Insecure, Power-hungry, Leader, Manipulative, Secretive, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: William

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Leader, Manipulative, Skillful, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Criminal, Educated, Masculine, Villainous

Logline

Jack Petrov, lead singer of a successful rock band, is spending the Thanksgiving weekend with his wife and children in the Poconos. He has been out of the limelight for two years after a terrible car accident that resulted in the deaths of two of his children. Traveling with the family is the children’s nanny, Penny Shepherd. Penny and Jack have been best friends since their days at Princeton. After a verbal fight with his wife, Jack orders Penny to drive him after he gets buzzed in the lodge’s bar. Before they can return, they are abducted by kidnappers hired by someone called the Employer. Although treated okay at the beginning, their treatment worsens as the Employer demands information from Penny. After the truth is revealed, the Employer leaves after a final goodbye and Penny and Jack are left to try and survive, still as captives.

Short Summary

Rock star Jack Petrov and his best friend Penny Shepherd are kidnapped by the mysterious Employer.


The Employer is revealed.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Ivan "Jack" Petrov

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Faithful, Selfless, Educated, Honorable, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Masculine, Naive, Confident, Desperate, Empathetic, Modest, Perseverance, Religious

Character 1

Name: Penny Shepherd

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Secretive, Selfless, Heroic, Insecure, Modest, Perseverance, Beautiful

Character 2

Name: Crystal Petrova

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Criminal, Narcissistic, Villainous, Aggressive, Crazy, Desperate, Greedy, Insecure, Power-hungry, Leader, Manipulative, Secretive, Unapologetic

Character 3

Name: William

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Leader, Manipulative, Skillful, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Criminal, Educated, Masculine, Villainous

Supplemental Materials

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