The Peculiar Case of the Lakewoods

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T.D. Edwards

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College student Charlotte Lakewood unexpectedly finds herself under investigation for murder. Under the watch of Detective Hayes Mallone, search warrants recovering documents from Charlotte, her mother, and their shared therapist reveal a truth that is just as peculiar as it is terrifying.



Short Summary

Charlotte Lakewood finds herself the prime suspect in the murder of Lenny Jones, an old friend who mysteriously drowned in her presence. With Charlotte having no recollection of how events transpired, she fears the worst--that her deceased twin sister sought revenge from the grave.

Charlotte makes the shocking discovery that her family's misfortune all ties back to a curse placed on her father by a vengeful classmate who sought to destroy his life, through his children--whether dead or alive.


Hushmore, Illinois (fictional town)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Charlotte Lakewood

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Insecure,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Detective Mallone

Age: 40s

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Masculine,Empathetic,Skillful,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Rita Lakewood

Age: 40s

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Naive,Secretive,Seductive,Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Mikel

Age: late 50s/Early 60s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Educated,Masculine,Power Hungry,Skillful,Secretive,Unapologetic,Manipulative

Development Pitch

Charlotte Lakewood is a formerly conjoined twin who was so connected to her sister, they literally had the ability to control each other's actions. Unfortunately for Charlotte, this eerie parlor trick continued even after her sister's untimely death. Now that Charlotte is the prime suspect in the murder of an old friend--who's family she already has bad history with, no less--she fears her sister played a role. But who would ever believe such a thing? When diaries, letters, and therapist notes began to slowly unravel the truth, Charlotte finds out that her family's unusual history is spreading its tentacles into the present. When old family secrets resurface, they find new victims, and Charlotte is in the uncomfortable position of being framed by them.

About The Author

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, T.D. Edwards is an author, ghostwriter, editor, and counselor. She enjoys reading, creating weird stories, and watching educational and horror/drama TV shows.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Teri Edwards

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available