Behind the Lines
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Country music’s rising star Jarrett Thornton is scheduled to perform, sing his latest hit, and leave as usual. Except this time Jay wants to chat about Jarrett’s wife’s disappearance two months ago. Jarrett has to fight the demons that have plagued him since his wife vanished and prepare himself for the battle of wits as he and Jay square off in front of the camera. More
Behind the Lines is set during the taping of The Jay Allen talk show. Country music star Jarrett Thornton is scheduled to perform not because he has the number one country single and album, not because he is country music’s hottest star, but because his wife, Maggie Hays, disappeared recently without a goodbye letter or ransom note. Is she dead? If so, who killed her? Did she leave her husband for another man? Who? Or did something more diabolical happen to her?
During his preparation for the show, Jarrett flashbacks to moments during his romance and life with Maggie, the way they met, first date, major confrontations with their pasts, their wedding, and finally her disappearance. The plot revolves around the budding romance between country music star Jarrett Thornton and teacher Maggie Hays. Both characters have pasts that create stumbling blocks along the way. During the course of preparing for the show and the actual show itself, little things, such as the set backdrop, mirror images, and song lyrics sends Jarrett back in time to moments he shared with Maggie. Their different lifestyles, troubled backgrounds, and interfering friends were all stumbling blocks in their developing relationship.
When called over to talk with host Jay Allen, Thornton is taken back by the animosity the host has towards him. The encounter becomes banter between the two with a different meaning behind the lines they say to the audience. Jarrett knows the only subject Jay wants to chat about is his wife’s disappearance two months ago and dreads what dirty laundry Jay will dredge up. Jarrett has to fight the demons that have plagued him since his wife vanished and prepare himself for the battle of wits as he and Jay square off in front of the cameras keeping the facade in place and the true meaning of their words Behind the Lines.
Jarrett Thornton knows he has to keep Maggie’s face and name in front of news media if he is to find the woman he loves. Through the media, a private investigator, and his own gut feeling, Jarrett Thornton faces his demons. Jarrett Thornton must deal with police suspicions, media innuendos, and his own doubts in order to find Maggie.
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