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Thursday, July 8, 2010

So Cold The River Giveaway

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.

My Review:

In So Cold The River by Michael Koryta, we find ourselves completely lost in the history of the Bradford family and it's ties to the famed West Baden Resort Hotel in Indiana. It's been completely restored to its former glory but something sinister lies within the mineral springs that are being pumped into the hotel from an underground river.

It's this same water that Eric finds himself in possession of when Alyssa Bradford hires him to complete a documentary on her family. She hands him a green glass bottle that despite where you place it, it remains freezing cold to the touch even in direct sunlight. Something beckons to Eric from within the bottle of water, one sip couldn't hurt could it? You'll soon find out upon journeying into this wonderful fiction of mystery and suspense.

I received this book compliments of Hachette Book Groups and found this to be worthy of the greats like Stephen King and Ted Dekker. It held my attention for 503 pages of gut wrenching, spine tingling suspense and drama. It reminded me of The Shining but without all the gore, just the suspense and intrigue keeping you on the edge of your seat literally. I would rate this book a 10 out of 10.

This book is available in paperback, hard cover, audio books, ebook and large print formats. For more information on this book, the author and where to get your copy, click on the link below:

I have the privileged of being able to offer 3 lucky followers of mine the chance to win your own copy courtesy of Hachette Books. To enter this giveaway, simply leave me a comment with a way to get in touch with you. You must be a follower of mine, a resident of the US or Canada and No P.O. Boxes please. The giveaway will end on July 15th.


  1. Oh My Gosh...
    Sweetie this book sounds absolutely over the top wonderful. I so enjoyed your review, and would love to have my name entered into the giveaway for a chance to win one. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry

  2. Hi I am a follower and read about your giveaway on Bookblogs.Sounds like a great book. Count me in on the giveaway.

  3. I would love a chance to win this book. Great review.

    I'm a follower

  4. I really want to read this book! I've read a lot about this book and it sounds so interesting!!

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  5. This sounds so good! It just the kind of book I like to read! Please enter me! Thank you!
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  6. I follow you.I love reading and would like to win this book! You review the best books! Hugs Anne

  7. I would love to win this book! :o)

    Thanks Jessica

  8. You whip up some powerful reviews, Kat. I'm ready to read it and put my feet on the couch so nothing cold comes out from under it. lol

  9. Your review is great. I'd really love to read this book! Please enter me in your giveaway!

    Thank you!

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  12. Oh this sounds thrilling. Please enter me

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  14. I am a follower and have been hoping to read this book for awhile now.

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