Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Ridge -- Michael Koryta

This supernatural thriller has a lot going on, including a cop in love with a woman who shot him (and whom he regularly visits in prison), a lighthouse in the woods, a woman who's establishing a sanctuary for big cats (lions, cougars, leopards, tigers, a panther), and lots of mysterious deaths. There's so much going on, in fact, that you might wonder if Koryta can integrate it all and bring off a satisfactory conclusion. He almost manages it.

If you're looking for a conventional thriller, this one isn't it. The strong supernatural element takes it in another direction. Tight suspense, and some good scares along the way, with Koryta's usual good writing. Check it out.

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