None of This Has Happened Yet

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DRAMA ACTION CRIME SUSPENSE / THRILLER

Contemporary

Michael G. Ryan

Logline

None of This Has Happened Yet tells the story of Elizabeth Lovejoy, who is eighty-six years old when the phone call comes from the police: an elderly man on a high building’s ledge is going to jump to his death, but first, he must “make peace” with Elizabeth. While trying to talk him off the literal ledge, she learns that Maximilian Montgomery has been her silent shadow—her guardian angel, even—for nearly seventy years as penance for his participation in a horrible crime that befell Elizabeth in her teenage years: a savage rape. What happened to her on that dark college campus a lifetime ago, unprotected from a pack of human animals, continues to influence even the smallest aspects of her life nearly seventy years later. As the years roll back a decade at a time in Elizabeth’s life and she grows younger in each subsequent chapter, Elizabeth’s memory and her perceptions change what’s already supposedly been revealed. Her career as a Hollywood actress falls and rises. Her relationships with her daughter and her sister fade and grow. She loses herself but is restored by the reversal of time. And as her life goes back to the beginning—and to the terrible event that changed the course of her entire future—there are powerful, questionable men who influence all of her decisions. Directors, actors, lovers, her father…and always Maximilian Montgomery. Often in the shadows, always nearby, and ever willing to do anything, even murder mercilessly, in order to finally “protect” Elizabeth Lovejoy, the woman he failed all those years ago.

Genre

Drama, Action, Crime, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Hollywood, Wyckles Corner (Illinois)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Elderly Elizabeth Lovejoy is asked to intervene in the attempted suicide of a man who has apparently stalked her for decades after hurting her sixty years earlier.

Ending Description

Elizabeth Lovejoy and her stalker's histories have intertwined so inextricably that neither can go on without the other--and her stalker tries to kill her under this belief.

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse, Incest, Extreme Violence

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Age: 78

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Charming, Empathetic, Gracious, Insecure, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Max Montgomery

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Lone Wolf, Secretive, Villainous, Aggressive, Criminal, Faithful, Manipulative, Masculine, Skillful, Complex, Desperate

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Logline

None of This Has Happened Yet tells the story of Elizabeth Lovejoy, who is eighty-six years old when the phone call comes from the police: an elderly man on a high building’s ledge is going to jump to his death, but first, he must “make peace” with Elizabeth. While trying to talk him off the literal ledge, she learns that Maximilian Montgomery has been her silent shadow—her guardian angel, even—for nearly seventy years as penance for his participation in a horrible crime that befell Elizabeth in her teenage years: a savage rape. What happened to her on that dark college campus a lifetime ago, unprotected from a pack of human animals, continues to influence even the smallest aspects of her life nearly seventy years later. As the years roll back a decade at a time in Elizabeth’s life and she grows younger in each subsequent chapter, Elizabeth’s memory and her perceptions change what’s already supposedly been revealed. Her career as a Hollywood actress falls and rises. Her relationships with her daughter and her sister fade and grow. She loses herself but is restored by the reversal of time. And as her life goes back to the beginning—and to the terrible event that changed the course of her entire future—there are powerful, questionable men who influence all of her decisions. Directors, actors, lovers, her father…and always Maximilian Montgomery. Often in the shadows, always nearby, and ever willing to do anything, even murder mercilessly, in order to finally “protect” Elizabeth Lovejoy, the woman he failed all those years ago.

Short Summary

Elderly Elizabeth Lovejoy is asked to intervene in the attempted suicide of a man who has apparently stalked her for decades after hurting her sixty years earlier.


Elizabeth Lovejoy and her stalker's histories have intertwined so inextricably that neither can go on without the other--and her stalker tries to kill her under this belief.

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Core Theme

Tragedy,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Age: 78

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Charming, Empathetic, Gracious, Insecure, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Max Montgomery

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Lone Wolf, Secretive, Villainous, Aggressive, Criminal, Faithful, Manipulative, Masculine, Skillful, Complex, Desperate

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