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Publisher Description

For Fans of heart-racing Misery and spine-chilling Cape Fear? Yes.

Based on a Russian adoption story of locked-up abroad.

“There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.” ~ Stephen King

Armed only with a homespun plan, a desperate American couple travels to corrupt crime-infested Russia to adopt a baby boy. What can go wrong? Honestly, what won’t go wrong?

"“…The story is fast paced and will keep readers glued till the last page. The mix of love, excitement, suspense and a healthy dose of politics make it a compelling story. it opens your eyes more towards adoptive parents, adoption outside your country, and the violence in Russia. All characters, including Ethan and Sophia, have been portrayed well to make the story great reading…”
Mamta Madhavan 5* Review for Readers’ Favorite

“…What they encounter in Russia is worse than they could have feared and pushes them beyond what they thought they could endure. The author does a wonderful job...The book is difficult to put down, enticing you to read a few more chapters before bed. In the end, the book leaves the reader satisfied, but the story never fully leaves your mind.”
Eric Hoffer Book Award 5 Star Review of Beautiful Evil Winter

After the USSR collapses, a time reminiscent of the unforgiving gun slinging days of the frontier west, mild-mannered Ethan and fiery Sophia board a plane bound for Russia. They hope to prevail with their homespun plan to secure their son's safe passage to America. What can go wrong? Maybe, an innocent ill-fated encounter with the Mafia or maybe, being marked as a target for mob revenge. Perhaps, having to rely on a first-time adoption coordinator to complete the process and shelter them from harm. Honestly, what won't go wrong? 


Inspired by a true story, Beautiful Evil Winter triumphs as epic historical fiction about the human capacity for hope, the traumas that shape our lives and the hardships we'll endure for love. Beautiful Evil Winter has earned a list of accolades including an Eric Hoffer Award for "...writing of significant merit" and a Readers' Favorite International Book Award. In stark contrast to Fifty Shades, Beautiful Evil Winter captivates as spine-tingling suspense about the risky yet all-important road to self-actualization and happiness. Beautiful Evil Winter holds special appeal for resilient, smart, resourceful women who rescue themselves and the proud, grateful, unburdened men who love them.  


For mature audiences only. DLSV.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 22
Lightning Storm Literary Press

Customer Reviews

Kundalini-KetoLife ,

Beautiful Evil Winter... the perfect title!!

The story is captivating, I couldn’t stop reading it.

CoreyO123 ,

Excellent Russia Suspense Thriller!

A friend of mine recomended that I read Beautiful Evil Winter since Russia has been in the news so frequently. I've never been there myself, but I felt like I was there experiencing this novel in real-life the entire time I was reading it. I’ve always felt my imagination was pretty strong, but the author certainly has me beat. This isn't a book for those who want to read a sweet predictable Lifetime story about adoption. The tightly woven plot and unforgettable characters were incredible. The fact that it's based on a true story fascinated me even more. Go read this book!

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