Another starred review, this time from Library Journal:
Koryta, Michael. The Ridge.Little, Brown. Jun. 2011. c.412p. ISBN 9780316053662. $24.99. F
Koryta (The Cypress House; So Cold the River) delivers another supernatural thriller with punch. The lives of a small-town chief deputy, an out-of-work reporter, and the owner of a big cat rescue center collide when a well-known eccentric dies in his landlocked lighthouse, set on a ridge in the eastern Kentucky hills. Strange occurrences at the cat shelter coincide with a disturbing discovery in the lighthouse, which hits too close to home for the deputy and veteran reporter, and being on the ridge after dark becomes dangerous. Part ghost story, part murder mystery, all thriller, this fast-paced and engaging read will have readers leaving the night-light on long after they have finished the book.
VerdictMystery readers, supernatural thriller lovers, and horror buffs who can live without gore all will appreciate Koryta’s latest effort. [See Prepub Alert, 12/13/10.]—Colleen S. Harris, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lib.
And in the UK good reviews continue to come in for THE CYPRESS HOUSE, with this appearing in the Mail on Sunday, one of the country’s largest newspapers, which offer THE CYPRESS HOUSE its highest possible rating, five stars.
“Michael Koryta is one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction. He stands out from the crowd by virtue of an easy elegance in his prose style, a consuming interest in America’s turbulent history and a knack for successfully incorporating elements of the supernatural into his stories. This novel may be his best book yet… [a] wonderfully gripping slice of prime Americana.”