So Cold the River - Michael Koryta

So Cold the River

By Michael Koryta

  • Release Date: 2010-06-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4 (From 166 Ratings)


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.


  • Great Summer Read

    By lambo1382
    Great story great characters, I didnt want the story to end. Koryta has a very subtle style of writing suspense that leaves you wanting more.
  • Good read!

    By Paisley10
    I enjoyed the book. I thought the style similar to Joe Hill.
  • Page turner

    By lingwoo
    As a business traveler, this book was a nice change to the typical book I read. I read it in a few days, and had to re read it again. I'm a bit of a weather-geek so I enjoyed the weather talk.
  • Great ending

    By Crystalleyezedreams
    Good ending. Was expecting something more supernatural though. Too much weather talk. Lagged just a bit.
  • Hokey not worth the time

    By Bethtexas
    100% unbelievable. Dumb premise.
  • Engaging & enjoyable

    By rochtrev
    Engaging from the very beginning. Loved the mix of actual history w/the psychic visions & all in a remarkable setting. Also loved the description of the stunning hotel. A very enjoyable read.
  • WHY

    By LLiran
    Samples don't work for me
  • Wow, amazing...

    By Jason L Douglas
    This book was simply amazing, a really great read.
  • So Cold the River

    By gmc1015
    Phenomenal story by a true rising literary star!