Passing Through

Passing Through

by R. W. K. Clark
Passing Through

Passing Through

by R. W. K. Clark


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Venture into the mind of this obsessed insane killer, a chilling and unforgettable masterpiece of suspense. Little do they know a horrible murderer has escaped from prison just as the small town is about to get hit with a record blizzard. But the trusting innocence of these small-town people will prove to be their undoing, for they cannot conceive the likes of the stranger they are helping on that snowy night.
No need to worry about the weirdo. He's just passing through.

I believe that writers and novelists, as in any profession, change and grow over the timespan that they work and produce. Any of my readers and fans familiar with my books and the 'genres' they are 'classified' under can recognize the point I am making. Authors' characters get more detailed and personal; descriptions get a bit more intense, so do emotional scenes of any kind. I have also found, for myself, that with every book I put out, I seem to get a bit more 'guts' about what I am willing to put down on paper. For instance, I'll admit it, in the beginning, writing a detailed love scene was something I dreaded. However, I do much better now, and I'm getting much more comfortable, with experience, in that particular area.
'Passing Through' is the third book out of five I have written that would be considered a psychological thriller. The first was 'Brother's Keeper,' and I thought it was a bit much when I wrote that. However, 'Passing Through' is on an entirely different level, not just in its depth and explicitness. Now, I realize that there will be fans who will love this book; perhaps it will surprise them, and they will find it will be just what they were waiting for from me. Others, though, are going to despise it.
'Passing Through' was very difficult for me to write for several reasons, but there were two in particular that took a toll on me. First, I have had close personal experience and interactions in passing with violent criminals, and their minds and ways of thinking are ugly and burdensome; they are not people you want to make regular friends of. To put these things into words and make people understand it was, well, exhausting.
I also found myself quite beaten up after writing every violent part. I didn't want the scene to be mild because the character of Elliot Keller was a horrible, horrible man. It thrilled him to do the things he did to people. The only motivation he had for escaping prison was to have a chance to indulge in his deviant behavior yet once more in his life. Some of the visuals I got, which prompt what I write, made me sick, and more than once, I had to step away and breathe.
I didn't go into his past to provoke pity or compassion. He is nothing more than a rabid animal, and his actions demonstrate that. With that being said, you will understand what I mean by the end of the book, and you will still hate him all the more.
Thompson Trails, Virginia, is yet another fictional town full of ignorant, innocent unawares who have no idea what will hit them. I love to develop these little burgs, and I enjoy creating the people who live blissfully within their boundaries. I grow to love many of the characters, no matter how brief their appearances; as readers know, authors kill people off, no matter their age or how good of a person they are. It happens a lot in Thompson Trails, and I grieved each death. But in reality, killers don't flip coins, and they don't pick and choose. Bad things happen, and they always seem to happen to good people.
Well, for those of you who are lovers of horror, here you go. I hope you enjoy it. I also hope it makes you as sick as it makes me. The horrific scenes get us to face life's harsh realities and keep us on our toes. I didn't write this and then roll it in sugar because it isn't candy; it is a jagged little pill that will slice your throat straight open if you swallow too fast. Believe me, when I say it is not for children. Best to give fair warning; I wrote this to leave a mark. Hopefully, the impact is a good one.
So, sit down with the lights on and enjoy the terror that is Elliot Keller in 'Passing Through.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798765530511
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 02/17/2022
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

R W.K. Clark is a prolific bestselling author with over a million words published. Though he has written novels across many genres, he is best known for his psychological thrillers. His other books include science fiction and fantasy. His broad range and passion for writing creates portals for the imagination. Clark's love for a variety of art forms has influenced and driven him to write several books that offer something for everyone.
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