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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Colour of Evil Series Review

Colour of Evil 
Written by: Connie Corcoran Wilson

Colour of Evil 
    Read in June 2014
    # of pages: 279
    Average Rating: 3.44/5
    My Rating: 4/5

Red is for Rage 
    Read in June 2014
    # of pages: 258

    Average Rating: 3.67/5
    My Rating: 4/5

Khaki = Killer 
    Read in June 2014
    # of pages: 220
    Average Rating: 4.25/5
    My Rating: 4/5

Summary of first novel according to goodreads

Tad McGreevy has a power that he has never revealed, not even to his life-long best friend, Stevie Scranton. When Tad looks at others, he sees colors. These auras tell Tad whether a person is good or evil. At night, Tad dreams about the evil-doers, reliving their crimes in horrifyingly vivid detail. 

But Tad doesn't know if the evil acts he witnesses in his nightmares are happening now, are already over, or are going to occur in the future. He has no control over the horrifying visions. He has been told (by his parents) never to speak of his power. All Tad knows is that he wants to protect those he loves. And he wants the bad dreams to stop. 

At Tad's eighth birthday party (April 1, 1995) in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the clown his parents hire to entertain Tad's third-grade classmates is one of the bad people. Pogo, the Killer Clown (aka Michael Clay) is a serial killer. So begins 53 nights of terror as Tad relives Pogo's crime, awakens screaming, and recites the terrifying details to his disbelieving family. The situation becomes so dire that Tad is hospitalized in a private institution under the care of a psychiatrist--who also does not believe the small boy's stories.

And then the police arrest Pogo, the Killer Clown.

Flash forward to the beginning of Tad's junior year in high school, 8 years later. Tad is 16 and recovered from the spring of his third-grade year. When Michael Clay was caught and imprisoned, the crime spree ended and so did Tad's bad dreams. 

Until now, in the year of our Lord 2003, when evil once again stalks the land.

This is a terrifying, intense story of the dark people and places that lurk just beneath the surface of seemingly normal small-town America. As one reviewer says, "Wilson nails the darkness beneath the surface of small-town Midwestern life with an intense story based on fact." 

Tad must wage a silent war against those who would harm the ones he loves. A battle to the death.

My Thoughts

I received these books to review as part of a blog tour, specifically the third book, but that does not influence my opinion.

Something that I really enjoyed about the first book was that it got into all of the details for many characters. In the beginning there were chapters dedicated to each character, giving the reader different information on their past and ideas on their personality. It is such an easy novel to get into because it grabs your attention and keeps you interested. 

The writing throughout this series is easy to read, and the chapters are short so it is easy to fly through. This author did a fantastic job of getting you interested in each of the character's lives, and feel strong emotions towards all of them - both positive and negative. 

Throughout the continuation of the series it is evident that the writer finds her groove into the story, thus leading the reader to get even more involved. I must inform you, however, that there is some darker, more adult content including murder, sex, and child molestation - so be aware if that is not something you are fond of reading.

In my opinion the third novel was the best because it wrapped everything up nicely, leaving no questions unanswered.

This is a series I would recommended for readers around 17 or older, because of the content, but it is an overall great series. You may find it odd that I am recommending such a strong series during the summer, but it is a good read because it is a quick one. Plus guess what! Book 2 in the series, Red Is For Rage will be free on Kindle June 26-30th! Make sure you pick it up!

Overall I really enjoyed this series!


  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour! I'm so glad you are enjoying the Color of Evil series!

  2. The cover of the first book creeps me out! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the series! Great review :)