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So Cold The River (2010)


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MysteriesMYSTERY/KORYTA,MDue 12-18-19
Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010
Edition:  First edition
Description:  508 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780316053631, 0316053635, 9780316053631, 0316053635,
Language:  English

Includes excerpt from: The cypress house

After he is hired by Alyssa Bradford to research the life of her 95-year-old billionaire father-in-law, Eric Shaw visits the man's hometown, where he discovers a restored hotel that has a checkered past--and a newly reawakened evil bent on revenge

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So Cold The River

There's something in the water.  The water is bottled and called:  Pluto Water.

This is Michael Koryta's  (pronounced ko REE ta) sixth novel.   This story is sort of taken from the playbooks Stephen King and Dean Koontz.  Eric Shaw, a promising film director, makes a wrong career decision and is blacklisted in Hollywood.  He is force to earn a living by creating short films on the lives of the recently departed; which are then shown at the decease's funeral.  He is hired to make one of his tribute films about the life and times of, Campbell Bradford, who is on his deathbed.

Bradford, who is 95, was once the wealthy owner of a luxurious spa that featured mineral spring water that legends were built on.   It had been many years since the resort closed down and Shaw's return to the rundown town triggers a chilling chain of events.

Shaw makes the mistake of drinking some of the bottled Pluto Water and becomes dependent of it.   What mysteries lie behind this magical water?  Just how are ghosts of the past conjured up after a swallow?  And how is the past and present able to meet up in the future for an explosive conclusion?

There's something in the water...it's an understatement.
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