(Future) Novel Synopsis – The You That Was So Carefully Planned
Been fiddling around at the NaNoWriMo website today, and I write the synopsis for my planned NaNo novel. Thought I’d share it here just for fun:
Chloe is Catholic, a cop, and conventional, not necessarily in that order. But when a run-of-the-mill burglary arrest goes bad, she ends up dead. Turns out there are worse things than having a bra that doesn’t fit right.
When she wakes up alive–yeah, she’s as surprised as you are–she keeps seeing people her friends can’t see. She can’t get those people to talk to her, though, and one of them looks hauntingly familiar, even though it’s no one Chloe actually knows.
After a string of mysterious fires leaves her homeless, she realizes that a recent arson investigation is tied to an open case on her books. While she tries to bring a relentless killer to justice, she has increasingly disturbing encounters with the people only she can see.
A handsome Indiana State Trooper who recently lost his father finally helps her make the connection: her death (and subsequent resurrection) has given her a connection to the restless dead of Indianapolis, and with a recent homicide rate over 100 a year, there are a lot of restless dead in Indianapolis. What’s a conventional, Catholic cop to do?
Catch the crook, get the guy, and say a few Hail Marys just to be safe.