So Cold The River by Michael KorytaSo Cold The River by Michael Koryta

So Cold The River

byMichael Koryta

Paperback | June 9, 2010 | Large Print

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It started with a documentary. The beautiful Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to unearth the life story of her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose childhood is wrapped in mystery. Eric grabs the job, even though the only clues to Bradford's past are his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life.

In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary past--a glorious domed hotel where movie stars, presidents, athletes, and mobsters once intermingled. Long derelict, the hotel has just been restored to its former grandeur.

But something else has been restored too--a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to settle a decades-old score. And with every move, Eric inches closer to the center of the building storm.
Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta) is theNew York Timesbestselling author of nine novels, most recently THE PROPHET. His last three novels, THE RIDGE, THE CYPRESS HOUSE, and SO COLD THE RIVER were allNew York Timesnotable books and nominated for several national and international awards. In addition to winning theLos Angeles TimesBo...
Title:So Cold The RiverFormat:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:704 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 9, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031608512X

ISBN - 13:9780316085120

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was amzing Why did I wait so long to read this book? It was amazing. People are comparing Michael Koryta’s writing style to King and Koontz. And, it’s funny that I enjoyed this book as much as I did because I am famous for shouting to the roof tops that I am no fan of the top two authors in the horror genre. I don’t know why some readers are labeling this book horror. It’s so far from it. There is very little blood. No slashing. It won’t scare the living crap out of you, at least it didn’t me. It’s a well-crafted mystery with some paranormal elements, mostly in the form of a ghost. And it all starts with a tiny bottle of water that stays unusually cold even in the warmest environment. Back to the writing style; Koryta describes everything so vividly. The phantom trains and whispering ghosts, the hallucinations. The story could have been cut down by one-hundred pages, but truthfully, I enjoyed all five-hundred plus pages. King and Koontz are the ‘kings’ of long-windedness; Koryta, the prince. The characters were engaging, each developed down to every detail, especially the main character, Eric Shaw. The story also well researched. I found the details about the town’s history and the hotel very interesting; the weather elements too. I will be recommending this book to all my friends and it will be a book I will still be talking about months from now. I am really looking forward to reading more of Koryta’s books.
Date published: 2012-11-16

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"One of the best of the best, plain and simple."-Michael Connelly