The Calm Before the Storm Evan's Sins

The Calm Before the Storm Evan's Sins


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ISBN-13: 9781517547431
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2015
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Elle was born in Redwood City, California and spent her childhood growing in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor's degree in education. For fun she reads, spends time at the beach, travels, and enjoys time with her favorite friends, and family. She is a night-owl and gets the majority of her creative writing done during the dark hours.

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The Calm before the Storm Evan's Sins 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite Oh boy! If you like reading books you can't put down, you just have to read The Calm Before the Storm by Elle Klass. Talk about psychological thrillers that grab you by the throat and with deft strokes, slice into you murder after murder, much as the protagonist Evan O'Connor does! Evan's beginnings as a serial killer are rooted in the vicious anger he feels toward a mother who sexually abused him repeatedly from an early age. Unable to take any more, he murders all but one member of his family, his baby sister, Emily. Unfortunately, even after 10 years in a facility where he is a wonderfully behaved and intelligent child and released at 18, he is still completely haunted by his mother and can't keep her voice and actions out of his head. He believes the only way to rid himself of her is to keep on killing families like theirs, and that's what he does over the next 15 years, against a backdrop of hurricanes and storms...the perfect settings for Hitchcock horror movies. On Evan's trail throughout The Calm Before the Storm is a "carrot-topped" cop who's convinced he's the infamous "Hurricane Killer," but is unable to prove it. Her pursuit of him is as relentless as his need to continue murdering. As we all hope and expect, the sociopathic Evan eventually is the cause of his own destruction, but at the hands of someone he least expects. As he meets his deserved ending, the reader's surprise is as great as Evan's, bringing the book to a deliciously satisfying conclusion. The Calm Before the Storm by Elle Klass is the second book in a trilogy. I have to say that Elle Klass sure knows how to plot and execute a thriller. She doesn't waste readers' time; she has us gripping the book tightly as she brings in twists and turns we don't expect at all, keeping us hooked page after page. I enjoy and admire writers who can do this. Upon researching this book and writer, I found out The Calm Before the Storm by Elle Klass is also available as an audiobook. How great is that? But I do have one suggestion: don't listen to it before sleeping!
Reading_Maven More than 1 year ago
The second installment in Elle Klass' Ruthless Storm Trilogy can only be described as compelling and masterful. The author weaves the development of Evan O'Connor's abusive childhood into a nuanced analysis of his psychopathic penchant for murder sprees in adulthood. Evan's insanity includes using astrological signs as well as meteorological events to plan and carry out the most gruesome acts of terror. It's up to detective Alice Burkhalder to discover who would feel motivated to commit murders during the course of a powerful hurricane. Deaths that, at first, appear to be the result of acts of nature in the town of Billows Hollow turn out to be chilling calling cards that have been left by the perpetrator. Don't miss the second book in this amazing series. Top notch writing!