So Cold The River
by Michael Koryta
Hodder & Stoughton Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780340998229
Date: 02 September 2010 List Price £17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: A UK debut for Michael Koryta, an an award-winning author well known to US readers. It's taken a while for Koryta's work to reach these shores, but he announces his arrival with one heck of a blockbuster in the form of So Cold The River, a supernatural thriller that has Dennis Lehane comparing the author to some fellow called Stephen King. This kind of marketing hooks gets bandied around all too often, but you know, in this case, it might just be true!
So Cold The River is due in hardcover from Hodder & Stoughton in early September.
"Ninety-five-year-old millionaire Campbell Bradford is dying. His family have hired ex-filmmaker Eric Shaw to make a documentary about him, but Campbell’s childhood is shrouded in mystery. The only clues to his past are the name of his hometown and an antique glass water bottle that he’s kept his entire life.
Arriving in West Baden with the bottle and a camera, Shaw begins to have vivid and disturbing visions. And the more he finds out about the town and the man, the more he suspects that something besides the West Baden Springs Hotel has just been restored . . . "