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The Ridge

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Engrossing and worthwhile

    I heard about this book through an NPR segment and spent some time trying to track down a copy. I was surprised to find this author had published a few novels recently, despite not hearing of him before. Koryta tends to write supernatural thrillers and this is quite an excellent read. It is not gratuitous, but chilling and well paced. The characters are strong and i found myself unable to put the book down. The added element of the big cats creates a forboding atmosphere, and i'm sure both mystery/thriller and horror fans will enjoy this book. Personally, I have encouraged my friends ans coworkers to read this and all have responded well.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Recommended

    Very Suspenseful with a little twist toward the end. I enjoyed reading it very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Beautiful and haunting...

    This story is very involved. It is a ghost story. The images of the land are stunning. The historical aspect of the novel is very compelling. Oh and did I mention the exotic big cats...? They are magnificent and unnerving at the same time. It all starts with a quest to find out why some old drunk built a lighthouse in the middle of the woods (woods are much more frightening than forests). The only good thing about this novel ending is that the author has written 8 others...I can't wait!

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  • Posted August 28, 2012

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    Far Out

    Mixing mystery with the supernatural, Michael Koryta has developed works that are eerie and fascinating, and “The Ridge” is no less than captivating. The plot is somewhat complicated, and it takes a while to follow the thread. And, of course, it requires suspension of disbelief. But it does hold the reader from start to finish.

    The story involves a particular area in Kentucky where over a century or more, a series of accidents and deaths occur. In the midst of a forest, a drunkard has built a lighthouse. For what purpose? Then the man who built it is found dead by his own hand, oddly enough leaving a note asking chief deputy Kevin Kimble to investigate it. Meanwhile, a big-cat sanctuary has opened across the road, and the lions and tigers are uneasy in their new surroundings. What does it mean? Are there sinister forces at work?

    Written with a keen eye, the novel moves rapidly from scene to scene. The characters are well-drawn and the surroundings described vividly, and the novel is recommended.

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