July 1989, in a sleepy Michigan town, high school grad, Nina Laramie, heads out with her friends and is never seen alive again. Months later, her skeleton is found near a remote party spot in the forest.
The ME determines Nina has been brutally raped and bludgeoned to death. Fear and anger ripple through this tight knit community when the case goes cold.
Thirty years later, Riley St. James, a Detroit PD assigned to Nina’s case, is determined to get her first big cold case win despite having a similar past to the victim. Relying on her investigative prowess and gut instinct, Riley tracks down a witness, who saw Nina Laramie’s murder. But as the truth comes to light, Riley must face the killers who want their secret to stay in the Hole in the Woods.
Based on the 1989 true-life murder case of Shannon Siders for Newaygo County, Michigan. After the case went dormant, a Michigan cold case team formed in 2011and uncovered new evidence that enabled them to arrest, try, and convict the killers, who were sent to prison for Shannon’s murder in 2015.
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About the Author
Jennifer is a Screenwriter, Author, speaker, and forensic specialist who aims to shed light and hope in the dark places of the human experience.
The television or movie screen is the closest most people will ever come to witnessing the forensic world. But Jennifer actually lived it. As a daughter of a medical examiner whose office was in our home, she investigated my first fatality, an airplane crash, when she was 8 years old, picking up pieces of skull and brain matter with her father who simply saw it as an anatomy lesson. This would be the first of many coroner lessons she experienced over two decades.
After careers in journalism and teaching, Jennifer turned seriously to screenwriting where she began to connect her coroner world to her writing world. She sought out a degree at the Forensic Science Academy in Los Angeles to gain more forensic training and earn the friendship of LA’s top CSIs, fingerprint specialists, DNA scientists, and detectives.
Today, she lives in Los Angeles and works as a screenwriter, author, speaker and forensic specialist.
She has several TV crime drama series in development. She was hired to pen a crime thriller pilot, adapted a YA novel to script, and wrote the theatrically released film and novel, God Bless the Broken Road.
As a forensic consultant, she is frequently asked to consult with TV writers on shows such as: Bull, Conviction, Hawaii Five-O, Leverage, Suits, and Rectify.
She authored Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas, and her first mystery novel, The Coroner, released in 2018. The second in the series, Secret Remains and her thriller, Hole in the Woods released in 2020.
Jennifer frequently speaks internationally on crime fiction and forensics. She has hosted webinars on writing through Writer’s Digest, The Writers Store and Script Magazine.
Teaching remains in her blood as she teaches for several universities and mentors aspiring writers from around the world. Jennifer is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America, Sisters in Crime, the Mystery Writers of America, and the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni.