The Return of Sandra Love

Steve Peters slppet@yahoo.com 1568666583099

CRIME DRAMA SUSPENSE/THRILLER

1980s & '90s

Steve Peters

Logline

Following her discovery of the naked body of a young woman in the national forest, Sandra works with two law enforcement agents tracking down a brutal serial killer, but who is tracking whom? As the Storm of the Century hits the coast, Sandra finds herself one-on-one with the killer in the forest.

Genre

Crime,Drama,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Sandra has been hired by a well known criminal attorney from Raleigh, as a guide for him and his fifteen year old daughter on her first deer hunt. The hunt is successful, but Sandra discovers the naked body of a young woman who has been crucified between two trees. They contact authorities.


Following another murder and two attempts on her life, Sandra works with FBI/SBI agents to set a trap for the killer. Everything is in place until the Storm of the Century hits the coast and Sandra finds herself one-on-one with the killer in the forest, where his identity and motive is revealed.

Setting

Crystal Coast/Raleigh NC

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Sandra Love Horne

Age: Late 30's early 40's

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated,Honorable,Heroic,Confident,Charming,Badass,Sexy,Skillful,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Lane Brendel

Age: Early-mid forties

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Faithful,Heartthrob,Strong Moral Code,Romantic,Sexy,Masculine,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Mac Farmer

Age: Mid 40's

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Confident,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Derrick Strong

Age: Mid-forties

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Faithful,Educated,Honorable,Skillful,Outspoken

Development Pitch

The Return of Sandra Love is a fast paced crime thriller and a whodunit. It is based on a true story and adapted from a best selling novel, it comes with proof of concept. The lead is what Hollywood and movie goers are looking for now, a strong female character. Our heroine is motivated by a sadistic attack the killer perpetrates on her family. She is both heartbroken and vengeful and she uses both her beauty and her brain to get what she wants while struggling to shed baggage she's been carrying for years. From the horrific opening scene of a young woman crucified in the forest, through two attempts on her life by the killer, to the suspenseful closing scene of Sandra alone in the forest one-on-one with the killer, audiences will love and root for our heroine. This film could be rated either PG-13 or R depending on the development process.

About The Author

Steve was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Penn State University and a Vietnam veteran. After forty years in Human Resources and Hospital Administration Steve and his wife Judy, moved to North Carolina to be close to their grand children and North Carolina's beautiful Crystal Coast. In 2012 Steve began working on his first novel, The Outlaw Sandra Love. The book was published in 2013 and based on its success two more Sandra Love novels were written and published in 2015 and 2016. The Sandra Love Trilogy is three crime novels, all based on true events, all set on the Crystal Coast, and all featuring the same heroine. The novels deal with human trafficking, North Carolina's most brutal serial killer, and the nation's largest drug bust in Beaufort Inlet in 1982. Sandra lived on the edge of the Croatan National Forest in Peletier from 1978 to 1994. Steve and Judy live in Cape Carteret, NC with there black lab, Dexter.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

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Logline

Following her discovery of the naked body of a young woman in the national forest, Sandra works with two law enforcement agents tracking down a brutal serial killer, but who is tracking whom? As the Storm of the Century hits the coast, Sandra finds herself one-on-one with the killer in the forest.

Short Summary

Sandra has been hired by a well known criminal attorney from Raleigh, as a guide for him and his fifteen year old daughter on her first deer hunt. The hunt is successful, but Sandra discovers the naked body of a young woman who has been crucified between two trees. They contact authorities.


Following another murder and two attempts on her life, Sandra works with FBI/SBI agents to set a trap for the killer. Everything is in place until the Storm of the Century hits the coast and Sandra finds herself one-on-one with the killer in the forest, where his identity and motive is revealed.

FEEDBACK

The Return of Sandra Love is a fast paced crime thriller and a whodunit. It is based on a true story and adapted from a best selling novel, it comes with proof of concept. The lead is what Hollywood and movie goers are looking for now, a strong female character. Our heroine is motivated by a sadistic attack the killer perpetrates on her family. She is both heartbroken and vengeful and she uses both her beauty and her brain to get what she wants while struggling to shed baggage she's been carrying for years. From the horrific opening scene of a young woman crucified in the forest, through two attempts on her life by the killer, to the suspenseful closing scene of Sandra alone in the forest one-on-one with the killer, audiences will love and root for our heroine. This film could be rated either PG-13 or R depending on the development process.

About The Author

Steve was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Penn State University and a Vietnam veteran. After forty years in Human Resources and Hospital Administration Steve and his wife Judy, moved to North Carolina to be close to their grand children and North Carolina's beautiful Crystal Coast. In 2012 Steve began working on his first novel, The Outlaw Sandra Love. The book was published in 2013 and based on its success two more Sandra Love novels were written and published in 2015 and 2016. The Sandra Love Trilogy is three crime novels, all based on true events, all set on the Crystal Coast, and all featuring the same heroine. The novels deal with human trafficking, North Carolina's most brutal serial killer, and the nation's largest drug bust in Beaufort Inlet in 1982. Sandra lived on the edge of the Croatan National Forest in Peletier from 1978 to 1994. Steve and Judy live in Cape Carteret, NC with there black lab, Dexter.

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Characters

Main Character

Name: Sandra Love Horne

Age: Late 30's early 40's

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated,Honorable,Heroic,Confident,Charming,Badass,Sexy,Skillful,Strong Moral Code

Character 1

Name: Lane Brendel

Age: Early-mid forties

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Faithful,Heartthrob,Strong Moral Code,Romantic,Sexy,Masculine,Sophisticated

Character 2

Name: Mac Farmer

Age: Mid 40's

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Confident,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Empathetic

Character 3

Name: Derrick Strong

Age: Mid-forties

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Faithful,Educated,Honorable,Skillful,Outspoken