Every idea that you ever have for a novel will come true and thus no longer seem like an original idea.
So you might as well pitch that thriller you were working on in grad school that had exactly this plot.
Ok, it took place in Los Angeles in my novella and there were some murders, but it's still essentially the same plot. Faithful readers recall that this has happened at least a couple of times before.
I think this is the universe telling me to type faster.