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by Michael Koryta

  • Author: Michael Koryta
  • ISBN: 1444707647
  • ISBN13: 978-1444707649
  • ePub: 1945 kb | FB2: 1504 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (September 1, 2011)
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 320
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The Ridge ePub download

Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta) is an American author of contemporary crime and supernatural fiction.

Michael Koryta (pronounced ko-ree-ta) is an American author of contemporary crime and supernatural fiction. His novels have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, and have won or been nominated for prizes and awards such as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, the Barry Award, the Quill Award, and the International Thriller Writers Awards.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade Ridge, stands a lighthouse that illuminates nothing but the surrounding woods. One day its builder is found dead at the top of the light.

In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade. The Ridge is the new thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta, further evidence of why Dean Koontz has said "Michael Koryta's work resonates into deeper strata than does most of what I read" and why Michael Connelly has named him "one of the best of the best.

The Ridge Michael Koryta In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade Ridge, stands a lighthouse . For Tom Bernardo, whose generosity and friendship carried me. through this one, and in recognition of the incredible mission and.

The Ridge Michael Koryta In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade Ridge, stands a lighthouse that illuminates nothing but the surrounding woods.

Homicides, suicides, car wrecks, electrocutions, fires-you name it, he’d seen it. Except for a man killed by a tiger. Somehow, he blamed Wyatt French. for the women’s prison, when the call came. There was an uneasy moment when the ring of the phone inside the darkened car as the countryside slid soundlessly past created a sense of déjà vu so strong he was certain that he’d look down and find the call was coming from Wyatt again

Author: Michael Koryta. The Ridgeis the new thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta, further evidence of why Dean Koontz has said Michael Koryta’s work resonates into deeper strata than does most of what I read and why Michael Connelly has named him one of the best of the best.

Michael Koryta's novels have won the LA Times Book Prize and the Great Lakes Book Award and been nominated .

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. com and follow Michael on Twitter ryta.

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Qumenalu
This is actually the first book by Michael Koryta that I have read, and it certainly will not be the last. I have already invested in a few of his other books, and can't wait to read them.

The Ridge is a good solid supernatural mystery, but I would have liked a bit more of the supernatural. Since Koryta's earlier work fell more into the mystery/investigation drama, I'm assuming that's definitely where he gets his strong points from.

We begin with a small town in Kentucky where a large cat refuge has just set up camp on Blade Ridge, next door to the town drunk who built a bizarre lighthouse on his property and has been investigating odd deaths/murders that have taken place on the ridge. A series of accidents and events, including one escaped rare black cougar, quickly set up the plot for the charactes and the reader.

We are led by Kimble, chief deputy, in love with a female inmate who shot him and who also suffered from an accident at the ridge. When some of the cat refuge workers also fall victim to strange events, and the lighthouse owner takes his life, the investigation turns to a strange blue ghost light and the dark history surrounding a trestle that overlooks the ridge. Throw in an aging reporter whose newspaper has just shut down and you've got quite a cast of interesting characters.

Like I said, the whole supernatural element is neat, but I just wanted a bit more of that after having read authors like King and Koontz. I didn't shiver like I wanted to! It was more of the mystery elements and the "who-dun-it" plotlines that really solidified Koryta as being an author I will definitely read again.
Just_paw
The Ridge, written by Michael Koryta, has blown me away. I am an avid reader, and almost balked at the idea of picking up this book that Amazon had recommended to me, after all, I had no idea who the author was. Well, let me tell you, I am glad I chose to spend my $14 wisely, and I emphasize the word WISELY. Not only is the book extremely well written, with an intricate plot, well developed characters, and an interesting setting, the author has chosen to blend two genres (and my two favorite) detective fiction and horror.

The horror here rivals some of Stephen King's or perhaps Richard Matheson's work. It is tightly constructed, revealing elements as if peeling the layers off of an onion. Slowly, you start to dread, and start to understand the insanity that has infected so many of the novel's characters. In the detective genre, Koryta, who is more familiar with this genre based on his prior outings, constructs an interesting story, providing plenty of twists and turns. The novel reads like the best detective fiction out there today with a twist of something different.

At about 350 pages, the novel is not over-bearing in the least, and in fact had me wanting more. I loved absolutely every word. If you enjoy novels by King, Matheson, Dennis Lehane, or the like, I urge you to check this book out. This author has gotten me on his band wagon, and I hope he has you too. And if not, then perhaps the Ridge will get to you...
DEAD-SHOT
The Ridge by Michael Koryta is a very creative and enjoyable novel. It takes place in a rural area of the forested hills of Eastern Kentucky near a small town. Wyatt French, a long-time eccentric resident of the area, built a lighthouse on the ridge that runs through his property. The powerful light shines its beacon over the forested valley and the small river that flows through it. It also illuminates a big cat sanctuary that is adjacent to French's property and provides a home to numerous lions, tigers, mountain lions and other wild cats that have been rescued from unsuitable situations. Seemingly, the lighthouse beam upsets the cats in the sanctuary at night. However in reality, it is something far more sinister than the lighthouse that disturbs the cats at night. Deputy Sheriff Kevin Kimble and his staff become involved when Wyatt French, the lighthouse owner, commits suicide. However, their investigation expands when one of the mountain lions escapes from the sanctuary and a sanctuary staff member is apparently killed by one of the cats. The investigation gets more complicated when it is determined that the death was not caused by the cat. The man was shot. The situation continues to escalate when one of the sheriff's deputies is murdered at the sanctuary. Eventually, the investigation reveals that many deaths and murders have taken place in the area near the sanctuary and lighthouse over many years. This book is an amazingly good thriller. The plot is complex, the characters are interesting, and the action is gory and suspenseful. In addition, the book is an amazingly good, and eerie, ghost story, which includes a creepy setting and a unique and compelling story that keeps the reader speeding through the pages. These ghosts are malevolent and (of course) Chief Deputy Kimble and his companions risk their lives and their immortal souls while pursuing their investigation. Koryta does a nice job of linking the lighthouse, the cat sanctuary, and the ghosts together in this supernatural mystery. I enjoyed The Ridge very much and I look forward to reading more of Koryta's work.
Black_Hawk_Down
Koryta is a master story teller. As I read his books, I continue to be surprised with his ability to weave suspense, darkness and a strand of the supernatural. Don't let this latter quality throw you. I've never read an author who assumes the supernatural without overwhelming the reader with it.

Make time to read Koryta; you won't be disappointed. My wife is a voracious reader and I turned her on to Koryta and after reading "The Ridge," she hasn't looked back.
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