Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ARC Preview: So Cold the River by Michael Koryta

I receive ARCs every now and again that won't be released for several months, but I don't want to have them just sit there and gather dust. Thought I would feature them periodically to give everyone sort of a sneak peek at upcoming books. This feature was inspired by Shellie over at Layers of Thought.

Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (June 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316053635
ISBN-13: 978-0316053631

Product Description:
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.

About the Author:
Michael Koryta is the author of five previous novels; including Envy the Night, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery/thriller; and the Lincoln Perry series, which has earned nominations for the Edgar, Shamus, and Quill awards and won the Great Lakes Book Award. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

You can find more information about Michael and his books at his website, http://www.michaelkoryta.com/.

This book will be published on June 9th.


  1. Thanks for that sneak preview, I look forward to hearing more.

  2. I have been hearing about this book all over the blogosphere. I'm looking forward to reading it.