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Michael Koryta

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Michael Koryta (pronounced Ko-ree-ta) is the New York Times-bestselling author of 14 suspense novels. His work has been praised by Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Dennis Lehane, Daniel Woodrell, Ron Rash, and Scott Smith among many others, and has been translated into more than 20 languages. His books have won or been nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Edgar® Award, Shamus Award, Barry Award, Quill Award, International Thriller Writers Award, and the Golden Dagger. They've been selected as "best books of the year" by publications as diverse as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com, O the Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, People, Reader's Digest, iBooks, and Kirkus Revie ...more

Average rating: 3.78 · 56,403 ratings · 7,860 reviews · 46 distinct worksSimilar authors
Those Who Wish Me Dead

3.92 avg rating — 9,258 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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So Cold the River

3.51 avg rating — 5,682 ratings — published 2010 — 41 editions
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The Prophet

3.73 avg rating — 5,089 ratings — published 2012 — 29 editions
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The Cypress House

3.75 avg rating — 3,905 ratings — published 2011 — 30 editions
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The Ridge

3.80 avg rating — 3,629 ratings — published 2011 — 22 editions
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Tonight I Said Goodbye (Lin...

3.82 avg rating — 3,537 ratings — published 2004 — 28 editions
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How It Happened

3.79 avg rating — 3,800 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Last Words (Mark Novak, #1)

3.58 avg rating — 3,616 ratings — published 2015 — 22 editions
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If She Wakes

3.82 avg rating — 3,085 ratings — published 2019 — 13 editions
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Rise the Dark (Mark Novak, #2)

3.75 avg rating — 2,277 ratings — published 2016 — 19 editions
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“...what still blew them all away was time itself, the days and months and the years, oh yes, the years. They went faster than anything man had the capacity to invent, so fast that for a while they fooled you into thinking they were slow, and was there any crueler trick than that?”
Michael Koryta, So Cold the River

“You have bound us, Kimble imagined saying, to an evil world. Where’s the love in that? And in that scenario, God always answered, Temporarily bound you, yes. Now, during your time in that evil world, did you do anything to help?”
Michael Koryta, The Ridge

“You became what you wanted to become. That's what Ezra believe. You could become it if you tried hard enough, could take what you really were and change it, force-feed yourself a new life until it became your old life, too, blurred together until a better self emerged.”
Michael Koryta, Envy the Night


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message 1: by Melissa (last edited Feb 05, 2014 03:54PM)

Melissa Eisenmeier Would you be interested in doing an author signing or book launch party at my bookstore when Those Who Wish Me Dead comes out?

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