When a mystical and mysterious force descends upon Xander Drew’s town of Coral Beach with the ability to catch glimpses into the future at the same time a young boy goes missing under mysterious circumstances, Mike Harris must step up to fill the void left by Xander, who remains shell-shocked and withdrawn after the horrific events of Ghosts of the Past. Seeking respite from his failures as a young superhero, Xander turns his attention to his budding relationship with Julie Peterson.
Can Xander truly ignore his calling? Or will he sacrifice everything he holds dear in order to get a glimpse of a dark future he may be unable to prevent?
Ignorance is Bliss
“My favorite aspect of the book is the handling of Mandy Peterson. Despite being a new(er) character, her outsider’s view and voice brings a breathe of fresh air into [the] series… She is eminently enjoyable and, to my delight, her journal entries in Ignorance is Bliss serve as a running narrative, tying the plot together.”
Jay Paulin, Ink’d Well Comics, October 2011
“A new threat emerges in Coral Beach. Ignorance is Bliss breathes new life into the series as Xander Drew and company deal with their greatest enemy yet. LeDrew continues to amaze his audience as the true nature of the Engen universe is expertly revealed.”
Paul Carberry, bestselling author of: Zombies on the Rock
“LeDrew’s work is horror that emerges from the urban fantasy tradition — the introduction of a fantastical element into a true-to-life, modern setting.”
The Telegram, Aug 13, 2010
“I find the Black Womb series eerily compelling… while Coral Beach is like an R-rated Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its characters are memorable.”
Jean Graham, The Northeast Avalon Times
Matthew LeDrew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology, and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He was honoured to be a jury member of the 2018 NLBA awards.
He has written twenty novels for Engen Books: the ten book Coral Beach Casefiles series, The Long Road, Cinders, Sinister Intent, Faith, Family Values, Jacobi Street, Touch Your Nose, Infinity, The Tourniquet Reprisal, and Exodus of Angels the latter three of which with co-author Ellen Curtis.
He lives in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and publishing. He also helps young Newfoundland authors become published through Engen Books.