So Cold the River (Paperback)

By Michael Koryta

Little, Brown and Company, 9780316085120, 704pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/8/2010)
Paperback (1/6/2011)
Hardcover (6/9/2010)
Mass Market (6/26/2012)
Compact Disc (7/1/2010)
Paperback (3/1/2011)
Paperback (3/1/2011)
Paperback, Spanish (11/1/2010)

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June 2010 Indie Next List

“Eric Shaw, once a promising filmmaker in Hollywood, has been reduced to filming weddings and funerals in Chicago. Offered a chance to make a documentary portrait of an ailing self-made millionaire, Eric finds himself in West Baden, Indiana, where abilities he has never been fully cognizant of draw him into an evil so powerful it reaches out to him from beyond the grave. Koryta's prose is fluid and masterful, making this a delightfully eerie and mesmerizing read!”
— Jennie Turner-Collins, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
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Description

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.


About the Author

Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels, most recently If She Wakes. His previous novels--including Last Words, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and So Cold the River--were New York Times notable books, national bestsellers, and have been nominated for numerous awards, including having won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Koryta is a former private investigator and newspaper reporter. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and Camden, Maine.


Praise For So Cold the River

ACCLAIM FOR ENVY THE NIGHT (2008)

"With Envy the Night, Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

"Koryta earns a seat at the high table of neo-noir crime writers by putting a fresh spin on the fathers-and-sons narrative so many of his peers feel compelled to write over and over again.... As good as he is at depicting violence, Koryta puts even more muscle into scenes of killers tracking one another in the great outdoors--a talent that...is demonstrated here with brutal artistry."
New York Times Book Review

"Revenge drives this superb stand-alone...Koryta's dialogue is as sharp as the knives his characters wield, and his plot twists at the most unexpected moments. This thriller places Koryta solidly in the company of the genre's most powerful voices."Publishers Weekly

"Superb writing and storytelling from Michael Koryta...Envy the Night represents his best work to date."—George Pelecanos

"This diabolical novel, laid out in simple but eloquent prose and pitch-perfect dialogue, heralds a changing of the guard. I have seen the future of 'The Best Mystery Writer in America' and its name is Michael Koryta."—Ridley Pearson

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