The View from Here

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Rachel Howzell Hall

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


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

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.


Los Angeles, CA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

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

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2010

Hard Copy Available



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