The Distance Between Us A Story of International Love and Murder

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Kyla-Maree Simcoke

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Olivia thinks tragedy and murder are behind her, but after sixteen years on the other side of the world, they're catching up. Now someone else's life is on the line, and Olivia can't stay quiet any longer. She's going to turn her world upside down looking for answers, but who will she lose before she knows enough, and how much loss will be too much? "Strap yourself in for a rocky ride as we follow Olivia to the other side of the world as she tries to drown the memories of a love lost....The story takes an unexpected twist towards the end, leaving the reader spellbound to the end." _Tertia Butcher, Director Editor of the Riverine Grazier, Hay N.S.W., Australia


Detective, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

An Australian nurse loses her family, moves to America and works as a palliative care nurse in a local hospital. She finds a childhood love and he becomes ill. The evil mother has committed several murders over the years and the main characters discover she is murdering her own son in a very unique


1970's Australia, late 90s, early 2000's America

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Olivia Clark

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Educated, Faithful, Modest, Romantic, Gracious, Skillful, Charming, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Heartthrob, Heroic, Honorable, Sexy, Sophisticated, Aspiring, Confident, Leader, Selfless, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Kevin Anderson (Kev)

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Gracious, Romantic, Seductive, Aspiring, Engaging, Funny, Faithful, Masculine, Sexy, Sophisticated, Empathetic, Heartthrob, Selfless, Confident, Educated, Honorable, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Kerri

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Blunt, Engaging, Flexible, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Beautiful, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Funny, Honorable, Outspoken, Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Jimmy Bainbridge

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming, Engaging, Funny, Honorable, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Complex, Empathetic, Faithful, Secretive, Selfless, Skillful

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: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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