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ISBN13: 9780316053648
ISBN10: 0316053643
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It started with a beautiful woman and a challenge. As a gift for her husband, Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to make a documentary about her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery. Eric grabs the job even though there are few clues to the man's past--just the name of his hometown and an antique water bottle he's kept his entire life.

In Bradford's hometown, Eric discovers an extraordinary history--a glorious domed hotel where movie stars, presidents, athletes, and mobsters once mingled, and hot springs whose miraculous mineral water cured everything from insomnia to malaria. Neglected for years, the resort has been restored to its former grandeur just in time for Eric's stay.

Just hours after his arrival, Eric experiences a frighteningly vivid vision. As the days pass, the frequency and intensity of his hallucinations increase and draw Eric deeper into the town's dark history. He discovers that something besides the hotel has been restored--a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to regain its lost glory. Brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly real, So Cold the River is a tale of irresistible suspense with a racing, unstoppable current.

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As a gift for her husband, Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to make a documentary about her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery. Eric soon discovers a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to regain its lost glory.

About the Author

Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta) is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, most recently THE PROPHET. His last three novels, THE RIDGE, THE CYPRESS HOUSE, and SO COLD THE RIVER were all New York Times notable books and nominated for several national and international awards. In addition to winning the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, his novel ENVY THE NIGHT was selected as a Reader's Digest condensed book. Koryta's work has been translated into more than twenty languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta graduated from Indiana University with a degree in criminal justice. He currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Bloomington, Indiana.

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DAVID KOHLER, October 27, 2011 (view all comments by DAVID KOHLER)
Somewhat pedantic and predictable. Although well written and an enjoyable read, it was written in a style that would have been more abley handled by the likes of Stephen King. One could feel Mr. King's influence in the style. Atmospheric in its local and in apt in its handling of local characters and colours, it fell somewhat flat.

While Mr. Koryta is an able writer and does engage the character, the main character never truly engages. While a flawed protagonist is almost a neccesity in today's fiction, this particular one is flawed in ways that this reader did not find palatable. Self-pity and self-flagellation are not a pretty combination.

An interesting premise meshing murder, mystery and the supernatural, the first 2/3 of the book were slow, although the ending was satisfying if a bit predictable.

Overall, a pleasant enough read for those looking for lighter fare. This reader would have wished for a bit more depth and breadth. On the plus side, the exploration of a local area very few of us know about and its historical significance did peak interest in learning more.
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rbreznay, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by rbreznay)
One of the best 2010 books I read. It was spooky, suspenseful, and very different from other horror novels I've read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316053648
Author:
Koryta, Michael
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Horror - General
Publication Date:
20110106
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 1.09 lb

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"Synopsis" by , As a gift for her husband, Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to make a documentary about her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose past is wrapped in mystery. Eric soon discovers a long-forgotten evil that will stop at nothing to regain its lost glory.
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