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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Koryta Narrator: Robert Petkoff Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 ninety-five-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, drawing 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Koryta spins a spellbinding tale of an unholy lust for power that reaches from beyond the grave and suspends disbelief through the believable interactions of fully developed characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Koryta has ventured into genre-bending, successfully melding thriller elements to a horror story that recalls Stephen King. His tight, clear prose makes West Baden as creepy as Transylvania, and Eric is a compellingly flawed protagonist.”


  • “A departure from Kortya’s Lincoln Perry PI series that’s every bit as well-written.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the June 2010 Indie Next List
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2011 Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melrandall | 2/18/2014

    " Very interesting story and take on a ghost story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mel | 2/17/2014

    " This is the first book written by this author that I've read and I have to say I'm really impressed. This book was an excellent read. Fab plot, lots of twists and turns. Can't wait to read more of Michael's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lorna | 2/15/2014

    " Well written and author knows the area or researched the area very well. I liked the suspense of the supernatural happenings/events. Characters well thought out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Max | 2/11/2014

    " Although I'm only 200 pages in, this book is surprisingly good. I have never read a book by kortya, but now that I've enjoys this I might... It has a lot of suspense and good plot "

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