Manning, AB– It seems an almost incongruous title: Evil on the Peace River. But just as every television ‘true life’ murder story teaches us, the most terrifying evil is that which lies underneath a calm and serene surface.
The region of Peace River itself has not been home to many diabolical schemes or bloody conspiracies. But it’s precisely that air of calm that led author Beverly Lein to use her hometown and its surrounding area as the backdrop for a thriller detailing the bloody rampage of a set of psychopathic brothers.
“We all expect to come across scary figures in major metropolises where violence is commonplace. We get so used to it, in fact, that we come to expect it—which doesn’t make for a very terrifying tale,” says Lein, author of four previous titles. “So it naturally makes sense to utilize the natural sense of fear that comes from terror arising where you least expect it.”
The book marks the author’s first foray into the genre. Having previously penned non-fiction, young adult and historical fiction, Lein was eager to make the change.
“It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut as a writer, to stay ‘safe’ inside one genre. But I think deep inside every author wants to make that leap and try something completely new. I love watching suspense films, I love reading thrillers. So it made logical sense to branch out. I think at the end of the day you should only write what you yourself would like to read—so that’s what I did with Evil.”
Evil on the Peace River is on sale now in both paperback and e-book formats. For more information about Beverly and her other releases, visit her website at https://beverlylein.wordpress.com/
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