A Life Before

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Julien Ayotte

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A young girl has nightmares about a violent assault. A dozen residents of a luxury condominium complex die of lung cancer. A lawyer grieves over the brutal murder of his young wife. Environmental tests are altered by a crooked construction crew. And a paralegal is almost killed in a car crash. Could a stranger's memories breathe new life into a long-closed cold case? This new thriller will keep you guessing.


Crime, Drama, Detective, Action,

Short Summary

Opening scene is a housewife getting murdered by an assailant disguised as a cable repairman. Husband of woman is attorney representing residents of a condo who died of lung cancer from radon exposure hidden by contractor. Murder case is unsolved for twenty years.

Young college student aids police and husband of deceased woman to solve her murder and uncover killer in Orlando. Very tense ending.


Cunberland,Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts, Hoboken,New Jersey, Orlando, Florida

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Samantha Collins

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Michael Strange

Age: 41

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Bonnie Stevens

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Zeke Goodman

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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