A Simple Twist of Fate

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1980s & '90s,2000s,Other

Deanna Johnson

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A Rookie Homicide detective and her partner investigate the brutal murder of an 18 yr old girl, uncovering an intricate art forgery scam including mob ties with a Ponzi scheme & diamond broker theft. Twists and false identities, lead to chases and set ups through London, Vegas and Napa Valley.



Short Summary

Rookie homicide detective investigates a 1996, 27M, Cybercrime. The get away includes a plane crash, undercover identity, and investment in diamond scheme in London. and Northern California.

The investigation uncovered Ponzi schemes, art forgery, mob ties, murder, false identities and many intertwined characters, that come together after a set up, shooting, and bust in a Northern California Hotel.


San Fernando Valley, California, Maine, and London

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Other,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Audrey Miller

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Villainous,Engaging,Secretive,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Tara Hughes

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Outspoken,Skillful,Aspiring,Adventurous,Heroic,Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Lance Foster

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Sexy,Complex,Charming,Engaging,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Brooke Carter

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Selfless,Engaging,Complex

Development Pitch

This story would make an exciting movie because of the cast of convoluted, interesting, dreamy, evil, smart, clueless and nice characters, the plot involves many exotic places, scams, schemes, mysteries, and adventures throughout. The cast of characters range from teenagers, to adults and elderly. It will be interesting for the viewer to enjoy how the clues unfold, and how it is not predictable. Some mild language and murder description, rated PG 13 something a family would enjoy together. The ending leaves an opening for a sequel or a prequal and the antagonist is a love to hate woman.

About The Author

Deanna Johnson was born and raised in Northridge, California, in the San Fernando Valley. She inherited her love for reading novels from her father and could never get enough to read. Family vacations took her camping up and down the California coast and ingrained in her a love for beaches, National Parks and mysterious magical places. While raising three children, Deanna worked a civil service job with the US Air Force, travelled extensively and completed an online Master’s degree with American Graduate University. Now, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling to see new sites and going fishing hiking and swimming.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+,18-34,13-17

Target Gender: Female Leaning,Other

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: WWW.Wido publishing.com by E L Marker

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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