So Cold the River

So Cold the River Cover

So Cold the River

By Michael Koryta

Little Brown and Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780316053624, 530pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2012


It starts with a beautiful woman. As a gift for her husband, Alyssa Bradford enlists Eric Shaw to make a documentary about her father-in-law, a ninety-five-year-old millionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery.

In the old man's hometown, Shaw discovers a spring whose waters have unfathomable powers and a glorious domed hotel where movie stars, presidents, athletes, and mobsters once mingled. The hotel has recently 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.

About the Author
MICHAEL KORYTA's first novel, "Tonight I Said Goodbye", was published when he was just twenty-one. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he began working as a newspaper reporter and for a private investigator while still in high school. "Tonight I Said Goodbye "won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers of America Contest for first novel and the Great Lakes Book Award for best mystery, and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best first novel. His other novels include "Envy the Night" (winner of the 2008 mystery/thriller Los Angeles Times Book Prize), "The Silent Hour", and "Those Who Wish Me Dead".

Praise For So Cold the River

"An icy, terrifying winner."
-Dennis Lehane

"Creepy. . . . Michael Koryta swigs from the fount of Stephen King with So Cold the River."
-Entertainment Weekly

"This book builds like a summer storm. . . . So Cold the River is guaranteed to put the cold finger down your spine."
-Michael Connelly

"A chilling supernatural tale. . . . Michael Koryta's novel is being compared to the writings of Stephen King and Peter Straub. He lives up to the comparison in this dark novel."
-Carol Memmott, USA Today