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THE BURIAL SOCIETY

Nina Sadowsky

  • Original Title: THE BURIAL SOCIETY
  • Publication date: January 2018
  • Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS
  • Country: US
  • 336 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Psychological Thriller

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21th century
  • Location setting: France, United States
  • Themes: FAMILY, Family secrets, Infidelity, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Violence, LOVE / HATE, Obsession, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character

Pitch

A woman running from a dark past stumbles upon a tangled nest of seductions and secrets in this psychological thriller of obsession and betrayal. When Natalie discovers her father dead in a luxury hotel room in Paris, she's terrified that his death will open up a history she'd rather forget.

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TV rights sold to ITV Studios America, for development as a television series, with Cathy Konrad and Epidemic Pictures and Darryl Taja at Management producing.

Nina R. Sadowsky is an American writer and entertainment lawyer who has worked as a film and television producer and writer for most of her career. JUST FALL (2016), her first novel, is now in development as an original TV series with producer Mark Canton. She has written numerous original screenplays and adaptations and done rewrites for such companies as The Walt Disney Company, Working Title Films, and Lifetime Television.

Summary

Natalie, no last name, doesn’t bury the dead. She rescues the living—from intolerable, abusive, dangerous lives. Her darknet-based witness protection program, the Burial Society, is the last hope for people who desperately need to disappear. Natalie takes care of them and provides new identities. She is effective and efficient—until she discovers that her slipup may have compromised a client, maybe even killed her. Powerless to help without exposing her shadowy profession, Natalie makes a drastic move.

With her covert service relocated to Paris, Natalie's done her best to move on. But when she discovers her father dead in a luxury hotel room, she's terrified that his death--or is it a murder?--will open up a history she'd rather forget. Years before, her mother went missing from their home in a wealthy Connecticut suburb, triggering a chain of violence that echoed through the years. Now Natalie is set on a collision course with her brother, who has secrets of his own. And watching from the shadows is a mysterious and alluring woman with a talent for making people in trouble disappear, who holds more answers than anyone would guess.

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  • Author’s biography

    Nina R. Sadowsky is an American writer and entertainment lawyer who has worked as a film and television producer and writer for most of her career. JUST FALL (2016), her first novel, is now in development as an original TV series with producer Mark Canton. Her second thriller, THE BURIAL SOCIETY, was published in 2018, and she has concluded a deal to make the book the first of a trilogy.
    She has written numerous original screenplays and adaptations and done rewrites for such companies as The Walt Disney Company, Working Title Films, and Lifetime Television.
    She served as President of Production for Signpost Films, a film financier and foreign distributor, where she worked on such projects as the Academy Award nominated “The House of Sand and Fog,” starring Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley.
    She served as executive producer for the hit film “The Wedding Planner,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey for Intermedia and Sony, produced “Desert Saints,” an independent film starring Kiefer Sutherland which premiered on Cinemax, produced the supernatural thriller, “Lost Souls,” which marked the directorial debut of Academy Award winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminsky for New Line Cinema, and produced the telefilm “Northern Lights,” starring Diane Keaton for The Disney Channel. She also produced “Jumpin' at the Boneyard” starring Tim Roth, Jeffrey Wright and Samuel L. Jackson for executive producer Lawrence Kasdan and Twentieth Century Fox, which was featured in the Sundance, Montreal and Torino film festivals.