A Life Before

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Julien Ayotte

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A young girl has nightmares about a violent assault. A dozen residents of a luxury condominium complex die of lung cancer. A lawyer grieves over the brutal murder of his young wife. Environmental tests are altered by a crooked construction crew. And a paralegal is almost killed in a car crash. Could a stranger's memories breathe new life into a long-closed cold case? This new thriller will keep you guessing.


Crime, Drama, Detective, Action,

Short Summary

Opening scene is a housewife getting murdered by an assailant disguised as a cable repairman. Husband of woman is attorney representing residents of a condo who died of lung cancer from radon exposure hidden by contractor. Murder case is unsolved for twenty years.


Cunberland,Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts, Hoboken,New Jersey, Orlando, Florida

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Samantha Collins

Age: 21

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Michael Strange

Age: 41

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Bonnie Stevens

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Zeke Goodman

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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