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DRAMA CRIME HORROR MELODRAMA MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER

2000s

Rachel Howzell Hall

Logline

After her husband disappears during a scuba dive trip, Nicole Baxter keeps seeing him - and it's driving her insane.

Genre

Drama, Crime, Horror, Melodrama, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Los Angeles, CA

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2010

Starting Description

Nicole Baxter receives a phone call from the harbor. Truman has disappeared. Is he still alive? Or is grief making her believe the impossible?

Ending Description

Truman is dead but Nicole's jealous sister-in-law Leilani has been gas-lighting her - an attempt to make Nicole commit suicide so that Leilani can collect the money Truman left his wife.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Nicole Baxter

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Sexy, Charming, Complex, Engaging, Perseverance, Insecure, Beautiful, Desperate, Educated, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Leilani Baxter

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Adventurous, Badass, Complex, Crazy, Criminal, Funny, Manipulative, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming, Confident, Educated, Greedy, Leader, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Truman Baxter

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Heartthrob, Secretive, Adventurous, Charming, Educated, Skillful, Funny, Leader, Sexy, Badass, Confident, Decisive, Masculine, Outspoken, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Jake

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Educated, Aggressive, Heroic, Skillful, Decisive, Faithful, Engaging, Heartthrob, Sexy, Unapologetic, Badass, Blunt, Charming, Empathetic, Seductive, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Confident, Masculine

Logline

After her husband disappears during a scuba dive trip, Nicole Baxter keeps seeing him - and it's driving her insane.

Short Summary

Nicole Baxter receives a phone call from the harbor. Truman has disappeared. Is he still alive? Or is grief making her believe the impossible?


Truman is dead but Nicole's jealous sister-in-law Leilani has been gas-lighting her - an attempt to make Nicole commit suicide so that Leilani can collect the money Truman left his wife.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Nicole Baxter

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Sexy, Charming, Complex, Engaging, Perseverance, Insecure, Beautiful, Desperate, Educated, Empathetic

Character 1

Name: Leilani Baxter

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Adventurous, Badass, Complex, Crazy, Criminal, Funny, Manipulative, Beautiful, Blunt, Charming, Confident, Educated, Greedy, Leader, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Seductive

Character 2

Name: Truman Baxter

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Heartthrob, Secretive, Adventurous, Charming, Educated, Skillful, Funny, Leader, Sexy, Badass, Confident, Decisive, Masculine, Outspoken, Visionary

Character 3

Name: Jake

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Educated, Aggressive, Heroic, Skillful, Decisive, Faithful, Engaging, Heartthrob, Sexy, Unapologetic, Badass, Blunt, Charming, Empathetic, Seductive, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Confident, Masculine

Supplemental Materials

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