The Ridge

The Ridge

Book - 2011
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In an isolated stretch of eastern Kentucky, on a hilltop known as Blade Ridge, stands a lighthouse that illuminates nothing but the surrounding woods. For years the lighthouse has been considered no more than an eccentric local landmark-until its builder is found dead at the top of the light, and his belongings reveal a troubling local history.

For deputy sheriff Kevin Kimble, the lighthouse-keeper's death is disturbing and personal. Years ago, Kimble was shot while on duty. Somehow the death suggests a connection between the lighthouse and the most terrifying moment of his life.

Audrey Clark is in the midst of moving her large-cat sanctuary onto land adjacent to the lighthouse. Sixty-seven tigers, lions, leopards, and one legendary black panther are about to have a new home there. Her husband, the sanctuary's founder, died scouting the new property, and Audrey is determined to see his vision through.

As strange occurrences multiply at the Ridge, the animals grow ever more restless, and Kimble and Audrey try to understand what evil forces are moving through this ancient landscape, just past the divide between dark and light.

The Ridge is the new thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta, further evidence of why Dean Koontz has said "Michael Koryta's work resonates into deeper strata than does most of what I read" and why Michael Connelly has named him "one of the best of the best."
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316053662
031605366X
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 357 p. ; 25 cm.

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pharra19
Nov 04, 2016

Wow! I never read ghost stories, but this one I couldn't put down! Michael Koryta never disappoints. A fabulous read that had me reading far into the night.

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Nadero
Aug 01, 2016

Great book. Loved the ideas and especially the twist in the end. Highly recommended

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altybiz
Feb 21, 2015

I've been reading Koryta books for a few months now and love them, all except for the fact that I get so intrigued that I finish them in a day. I want them to last a lot longer! This one surprised me because it's not his typical mystery but is a horror story. It's probably the first horror story I've read in 30 years, as horror is not my thing. But this one was very well written and intriguingly believable. As always, his stories are inventive with loads of twists and turns.

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rochellemc9110
Mar 29, 2013

This is the first book I've read by this author and I will definitely be reading more. It was well written, with great characters and a good story. It didn't really scare me as I like books to do but I still enjoyed it.

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Pisinga
Sep 04, 2011

If you want to read a good mystery book, with not predictable twists – this is one of them. The story is written so interestingly that it is impossible to stop reading until finishing it at once. In my opinion is much better, from the literary point of view, that the books of S. King. Koryta is very talented.

debwalker Jun 12, 2011

"A freshly imagined and elegantly constructed variation on the dead-of-night ghost story. Set in an abandoned mining region in the foothills of rural Kentucky and drawing deeply on Koryta’s affinity for spooky places, this eerie tale hinges on a chapter of local history forgotten by all but Wyatt French, an eccentric old coot who lives alone in a lighthouse he built in the woods to keep the dark away."
Marilyn Stasio NYT

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emerge
Jun 07, 2011

When not writing the popular Lincoln Perry series, the author has produced several stand-alone novels, all dealing with the paranormal or psychic phenomena side of life. This is similar to the last one. It's an ok read but I think I'll skip the next one until he gets back with the next installment of Perry.

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