In Our Blood: A Jake Hawksworth Thriller

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William J. Goyette

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A grieving detective and a tormented author are reunited years after an unspeakable crime to confront the evil they thought to be long dead and buried.


Detective, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Crime,Action,Mystery,Suspense/Thriller,Crime

Short Summary

Decades ago, Detective Jake Hawksworth and best-selling suspense author Drew McCauley were brought together by a horrific crime. When Drew's latest work of fiction becomes a living nightmare, the two men must once again confront the evil that has haunted them for years.

The cat-and-mouse game ends at an isolated, storm-ravaged house. It is here that long-buried secrets are unearthed and Jake realizes, to his horror, that his hunches are not always right. That the keys to solving his wife’s death and a heinous, decades-old crime have been under his nose all along.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Jake Hawksworth

Age: 56

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Engaging, Complex, Empathetic, Faithful, Funny, Honorable, Modest, Patriotic, Charming,Charming,Badass,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Honorable,Patriotic,Masculine,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Martin McCauley

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Crazy, Narcissistic, Skillful, Seductive, Villainous, Complex, Criminal, Masculine, Manipulative, Perseverance, Secretive, Aggressive, Badass, Lone Wolf,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Crazy,Criminal,Desperate,Lone Wolf,Seductive,Secretive,Skillful,Villainous,Narcisstic,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Paige McCauley

Age: 42

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Selfless, Beautiful, Complex, Desperate, Educated, Faithful, Gracious,Charming,Complex,Selfless,Honorable,Educated,Faithful,Engaging,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Drew McCauley

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Secretive, Complex, Desperate, Educated, Insecure, Narcissistic,Narcisstic,Insecure,Educated,Desperate,Complex

Development Pitch

What if the monster you put away decades ago for the most heinous of crimes is somehow responsible for the unsolved death of your wife and the kidnapping of a best-selling author's son? To save a young boy, Detective Jake Hawksworth is forced to once again revisit the most horrifying case of his career.

About The Author

William has worked as a copywriter in the corporate world for more than twenty years. A native of Massachusetts, he is married with two daughters. In Our Blood is his first novel…but there are another dozen in his head screaming to get out.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available