How it Happened

Hardback edition released 17/05/2018

by Michael Koryta

How it Happened Synopsis

'How it Happened is precise and thrilling with an offbeat charm. Koryta in his finest moments is reminiscent of Stephen King . . . Terrific' Metro 'A remarkable achievement that rises high above the genre' Nelson DeMille 'And that is how it happened. Can we stop now?' Kimberly Crepeaux is a notorious jailhouse snitch and opioid addict whose petty crimes are well known to the locals in her rural Maine community. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a prominent local family and her sweetheart, few believe her story. Except FBI interrogation specialist Rob Barrett. He knows that Kimberly's story - a dope-fuelled hit and run followed by a violent stabbing - is how it happened. But one thing remains elusive: where are the bodies? Barrett stakes his name and reputation on the truth of Kimberly's confession, only to have the bodies turn up two hundred miles from where she said they'd be, shot in the back and covered in a different suspect's DNA. The case is quickly closed and Barrett forcibly reassigned. But for Howard Pelletier, the tragedy of his daughter's murder cannot be so easily forgotten. And for Barrett, whose career may already be over, the chance to help a grieving father may be the only one he has left. How It Happened is a frightening, tension-filled ride into the dark heart of rural America.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781473614604
Publication date: 17th May 2018
Author: Michael Koryta
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense

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ISBN: 9781473614628
Publication date: 21/02/2019
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About Michael Koryta

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. His work has been translated into twenty languages. Visit Michael Koryta's website at and follow Michael on Twitter @mjkoryta

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