So Cold The River

So Cold The River

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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.
ISBN: 9780316053624
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IndyPL_SusanneW Apr 07, 2019

West Baden Springs in Indiana first became known for the healing waters that sprung up from the ground around the property. People from all over came to take mineral baths and to enjoy the plush hotel. Some said that the water had mystical powers. Michael Koryta, a native of Bloomington, writes a highly compelling and atmospheric novel about that particular time and place. Highly recommended.

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fangger
Jul 27, 2018

This novel is quite different from Koryta’s normal genre. It does remind me of Dean Koontz or Stephen King. I quite enjoyed it, a good read and lots of mysterious threads. I was fascinated to read in the author’s notes that the two hotels in the story actually exist. I had to google the West Baden Springs Hotel and it is absolutely amazing.

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lepionk
Jul 19, 2018

While not a fan of ghost or spirit books, this was well written and kept my attention. I've been to that IN area and visited the hotel mentioned in the book, and it made the story so much more interesting

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PCPL
Jun 27, 2017

Returned. Just dragged on and on.

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srkmeyer
Mar 20, 2017

Yes, the setting was cool & it could have been shorter. The suspense was o.k., but for me the supernatural stuff is just silliness. Personally, can do without it.

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rochellemc9110
Jun 12, 2013

Very interesting plot and characters. I enjoyed this book by Koryta the most out of all of his work. The locations are REAL, be sure and look up the hotels so you can appreciate the visuals!

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Pisinga
Oct 11, 2011

M. Koryta has a real talent to tell stories. The book is a good psychological mystery. But it repeats too many things, that why this book is too long. It could be shorter.

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glendamiller
Jul 31, 2011

It took me about 150 pages to really get into this book, but once I did, I was glued to it and really enjoyed it.

debwalker Jan 11, 2011

One of the best psychological suspense novels of the season. A complex story of buried evil.

Melbergo Nov 18, 2010

I definitely agree with redwallflower. The book was intriguing. I loved every minute of it. I also thought that the ending was a bit weak as well, but I was much more worried that the author would have the story end tragically, so for me, weak was ok.

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