TAKEN

Sue O’Callaghan suesieoc@gmail.com 847211495483

BIOGRAPHICAL MYSTERY POLITICAL SUSPENSE / THRILLER DETECTIVE DRAMA EPIC HORROR MEMOIR ACTION ADVENTURE CRIME RELIGIOUS YOUNG ADULT FAMILY MELODRAMA

Contemporary

Sue O’Callaghan

Logline

Sue O’Callaghan was one of us. Just an ordinary mum, living an ordinary life, in a nice house with her husband and family. Ordinary, that is, until the day her children were taken and never came home. Like any mother, she was worried: Had her family been in a terrible accident? Had they been the victims of a crime? Little did Sue know that her ‘loving’ husband and his parents had been corresponding for months behind the scenes with Child Protection Services and his psychiatrist, plotting a way to leave his wife and secure custody of their children in one fell swoop. They did it by fabricating mental illness—hers! It was all there—documented in writing for Social Services, chapter and verse—but she wasn’t ill! The diagnosis had been written by a psychiatrist who had never treated her. It got worse—officials told Sue they would seize custody of Sue’s unborn baby as well, and she was forced to give birth under guard. Taken is the incredible, gripping story of a young mother who had to fight the courts, Social Services and her husband to get her children back. Sue O’Callaghan went to the Gates of Hell. And won. An inspirational true story that reads like a thriller and feels like a movie. It really is possible to beat City Hall...Taken is a must-read for parents everywhere. A shocking wake up call for any parent today.

Genre

Biographical, Mystery, Political, Suspense / Thriller, Detective, Drama, Epic, Horror, Memoir, Action, Adventure, Crime, Religious, Young Adult, Family, Melodrama

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

London

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

Three small children aged 1, 3 and 5 abducted by the state. The book reveals the worst humanitarian crisis to affect families today, with international Family Courts and Child Protection securing a multi billion dollar industry in the trafficking of children from families around the world.

Ending Description

As Sue gives birth to her fourth child she writes history in securing the return of all four children and moves from England to New Zealand to heal them from trauma and secure their future, making world history in the process.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Sue O’Callaghan

Age: 49

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful, Honorable, Selfless, Desperate, Heroic, Skillful, Educated, Gracious, Sophisticated, Aspiring, Flexible, Obedient, Outspoken, Perseverance, Visionary, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Additional Character Details

Name: 4 children Harry, Annie, Alfred, Alice

Age: 1

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Harry

Age: 5

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Annie

Age: 3

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Empathetic, Engaging

Logline

Sue O’Callaghan was one of us. Just an ordinary mum, living an ordinary life, in a nice house with her husband and family. Ordinary, that is, until the day her children were taken and never came home. Like any mother, she was worried: Had her family been in a terrible accident? Had they been the victims of a crime? Little did Sue know that her ‘loving’ husband and his parents had been corresponding for months behind the scenes with Child Protection Services and his psychiatrist, plotting a way to leave his wife and secure custody of their children in one fell swoop. They did it by fabricating mental illness—hers! It was all there—documented in writing for Social Services, chapter and verse—but she wasn’t ill! The diagnosis had been written by a psychiatrist who had never treated her. It got worse—officials told Sue they would seize custody of Sue’s unborn baby as well, and she was forced to give birth under guard. Taken is the incredible, gripping story of a young mother who had to fight the courts, Social Services and her husband to get her children back. Sue O’Callaghan went to the Gates of Hell. And won. An inspirational true story that reads like a thriller and feels like a movie. It really is possible to beat City Hall...Taken is a must-read for parents everywhere. A shocking wake up call for any parent today.

Short Summary

Three small children aged 1, 3 and 5 abducted by the state. The book reveals the worst humanitarian crisis to affect families today, with international Family Courts and Child Protection securing a multi billion dollar industry in the trafficking of children from families around the world.


As Sue gives birth to her fourth child she writes history in securing the return of all four children and moves from England to New Zealand to heal them from trauma and secure their future, making world history in the process.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Sue O’Callaghan

Age: 49

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful, Honorable, Selfless, Desperate, Heroic, Skillful, Educated, Gracious, Sophisticated, Aspiring, Flexible, Obedient, Outspoken, Perseverance, Visionary, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Character 1

Name: 4 children Harry, Annie, Alfred, Alice

Age: 1

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate

Character 2

Name: Harry

Age: 5

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Heroic

Character 3

Name: Annie

Age: 3

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Empathetic, Engaging

Supplemental Materials

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