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80. So Cold the River by Michael Koryta...

July 20, 2010
Title: So Cold the River
Author: Michael Koryta
ISBN-13: 9780316053631
ARC: 503 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, 2010
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FTC Disclosure: My copy of So Cold the River was provided by the publisher for this review, which I will admit, is late. I am an affiliate for IndieBound, The Book Depository, and Amazon, and any purchases made by clicking on the cover or the links provided may result in monetary compensation.

drey's thoughts:
Oh. My. Goodness. I was completely and utterly sucked into So Cold the River--so completely sucked in that I went to bed absolutely way too late for a work night, could not sleep because I still had the creepy-crawlies from reading so late into the night, and spent the next day only half-awake, trying only somewhat successfully to focus on work.

Eric Shaw is a photographer hired to document the life (& history) of a dying old man. But when he travels to the old man's hometown, he finds himself entranced by the town's history. Shuttling between researching the old man's past and trying to figure out the mystery of the bottled mineral spring water that he drank, Eric's life will never be the same. If he survives this adventure. So Cold the River is layered with plot and character, and peels those layers back one at a time, exposing a sordid past intertwined with a current-day mystery. The question: Who is Campbell Bradford? The answer: Read this and find out. But if you're prone to creepy-crawlies, don't read this at night. Now don't say I didn't warn you!

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent

Challenges: 100+, Pub


bermudaonion said...

I loved this book too! I loved the way the mystery was constructed.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this one fabulous? Definitely in my top 10 for the year I think. I'm still thinking about it and finished it several weeks ago. Glad it worked for you!

Ladytink_534 said...

I haven't heard of this before. I tend to finish a book I really like once I start it so I'd probably be up all night reading this too.

Amused said...

I have heard so many good things about this book I am just afraid it's going to keep me up at night! Great review!

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