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The Ridge

By Michael Koryta

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The third supernatural thriller from the internationally bestselling Michael Koryta in which a man discovers a deadly force that has plagued an idyllic town for over a century.

There is a lighthouse in Blade Ridge, Kentucky. Hundreds of miles from the sea, it illuminates nothing but the desolate, wooded hills around it. For many years the lighthouse has been a source of amusement - until its eccentric builder is found dead and his belongings reveal a bizarre and macabre local history. When her husband died, Audrey Clark swore to carry on his work of building a big-cat rescue centre. Now she is ready to move sixty-seven lions, tigers and other species into a shelter next to the lighthouse - despite some troubling developments near her new home. For deputy sheriff Kevin Kimble, a man on the brink of a very dangerous relationship, the odd beacon seems to contain disturbing proof that a long-held secret was somehow known to others. Events convince Kimble that his secret is connected to the ridge, and that a terrifying evil might be on the other side of the divide between dark and light.

Biographical Notes

Michael Koryta's novels have won the LA Times Book Prize and the Great Lakes Book Award and been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, Quill and Barry awards. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, he published his first novel at the age of twenty-one. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

Visit Michael Koryta's website at www.michaelkoryta.com and follow Michael on Twitter @mjkoryta

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  • ISBN: 9781444707656
  • Publication date: 01 Sep 2011
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
A man in love with the woman who shot him. Who could possibly resist that story? Not me. Read on, and discover one of the scariest and most touching horror tales in years. — James Patterson
Gangsters, a silent but heroic drifter with second sight, and a whopper of a Florida hurricane. How can you go wrong? — Stephen King on THE CYPRESS HOUSE
Koryta is a writer to watch — Spectator
[Koryta] possesses an unusual gift - the ability to write a sure-fire bestseller — News of the World
Koryta builds tension deftly and discreetly . . . an intricate and satisfying thriller with a very human heart to its evil — Observer on THE CYPRESS HOUSE
Never less than gripping and with the element of the supernatural blending strangely seamlessly with the murderous reality — The Times on THE CYPRESS HOUSE
Koryta's story positively breathes a sense of dread. You want to turn your head away but, of course, you can't. It's too good. — Daily Mail on THE CYPRESS HOUSE
Koryta is one of the best of the best — Michael Connelly
A masterpiece of genuine chill with a cracking finish — Daily Mail on SO COLD THE RIVER
Mixing the supernatural into crime novels is a tradition that goes back to Poe and Conan Doyle, and this tale shows just how effective it can be . . . A thrilling read — Mail on Sunday on SO COLD THE RIVER
A freshly imagined and elegantly constructed variation on the dead-of-night ghost story . . . Readers are swept along by Koryta's narrative voice — New York Times Book Review
A chilling supernatural thriller by rising literary star Michael Koryta — Wall Street Journal
Red alert for mystery and thriller fans who like a touch of the supernatural: Michael Koryta walks this line better than anyone else I know. Fine, gripping writing that's firmly grounded in police work and the lives of real people . . . and that whispering fear always lurking. — Neil McMahon, author of Lone Creek and L. A. Mental
From page one of THE RIDGE, Michael Koryta has the reader leaning forward, racing down the page, driving deeper and deeper into his creepy, pulpy tale to find out what bad thing is going to happen next. As in SO COLD THE RIVER, Koryta delivers a midwestern ghost story based on place--another roadside attraction from his haunted heartland. Reader, heed my advice: hold his hand tight. You don't want to get caught out here alone in the woods, in the night, in the dark. — Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone
Koryta delivers another supernatural thriller with punch . . . Part ghost story, part murder mystery, all thriller, this fast-paced and engaging read will have readers leaving the night light on long after they have finished the book. — Library Journal
'The excellent Michael Koryta has established a formula of his own... one that mixes likeable protagonists with imaginative out-of-the-way settings and a dose of the supernatural' — Mail on Sunday
The excellent Michael Koryta has established a successful formula, mixing likeable protagonists with imaginative settings . . . It's a blend somewhat reminiscent of Stephen King . . . a heady, gothic brew. — Mail on Sunday