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The Cypress House by Michael Koryta
  

The Cypress House

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'Few novelists warrant mention alongside Stephen King or Peter Straub. Michael Koryta, however, earns comparison to both.' - Dennis Lehane. The Cypress House will grab you gently yet glue you to its pages as you swing effortlessly through the story as it almost seemlessly shifts between the supernatural and reality.

If you like Michael Koryta you might also like to read books by Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and Michael Marshall.

Synopsis

The Cypress House by Michael Koryta

Arlen Wagner has seen it in men before - a trace of smoke in their eyes that promises imminent death. He is never wrong. When Arlen and his young companion Paul Brickhill are stranded at the Cypress House with a hurricane approaching, Paul won't abandon the boarding house's enigmatic mistress Rebecca to face the storm alone. But Arlen's gift warns him that if they stay too long, they may never leave.

Reviews

'Gangsters, a silent but heroic drifter with second sight, and a whopper of a Florida hurricane. How can you go wrong?'
Stephen King

'Koryta builds tension deftly and discreetly ... an intricate and satisfying thriller with a very human heart to its evil'
Observer

'The tension is cranked up expertly by Koryta, who creates the perfect atmosphere. And like his hero, he possesses an unusual gift - the ability to write a sure-fire bestseller.'
News of the World

'What makes the novel so gripping, apart from Koryta's scalpel-sharp prose and eye for detail, is the characterisation of Wagner, a laconic drifter haunted by the past. Recommended.'
Guardian

About the Author

Michael Koryta's Edgar Award-nominated first novel was published when he was just twenty-one and it was followed by four more straight thrillers and then his first supernatural thriller SO COLD THE RIVER in 2010. His works have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where he has worked as a newspaper reporter and private investigator, and in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2011

Author

Michael Koryta

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www.michaelkoryta.com/

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Horror
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780340998274

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