Friday, April 9, 2010

So Cold the River by Michael Koryta

This book is scary - it reminds me of something Stephen King would write.

It starts out tamely enough. A beautiful woman attends a funeral and sees the video Eric Shaw has made to celebrate the life of a woman who died. She approaches Eric and asks him to make film in tribute to the life of her father-in-law, who is failing and will be passing soon. He's not too enthused until she tells him how much she'll pay for it. Then he commits.

There is a strange bottle of water with supposedly magic powers, Eric starts seeing visions, the old man tells him the river was really cold, and he hasn't even left home yet.

When he gets to Campbell Bradford's rural hometown, it gets even stranger. The more research he does, the more he begins to believe there is a long lost evil remaining in the area. He wants to stop it, but it wants to kill him...

This is a gripping story and will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next. It was a very good read.

Little Brown sent me the ARC I read. The book will be published June 9th. (My birthday!)

If you'd like my copy of this ARC, please leave a comment here on the blog and email me at info @ with your name and address and why you'd like to read it. I'll pick a winner in about a week.


Anonymous said...

I love a good mystery and this sounds like a really good one, Bookie!! Even if I don't win, I will buy this book. Just the title intrigued me.....

Sandy P.

SusanB said...

This sounds like a great book! Would l

Judith said...

Sounds like one I would love to read.