The Ridge by Michael Koryta — book review

The Ridge by Michael Koryta, Hodder and Stoughton ‘19.99

Reviewed by Jim Mcleod

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Kimble must investigate the death of the keeper of the mysterious lighthouse that stands on the hilltop known as Blade Ridge. The lighthouse illuminates nothing but the surrounding woods. The death of the keeper reveals a troubling local history, and may have some connection as to why the deputy was shot years ago.

This is an extremely well written story ‘ Koryta has a wonderfully grasp on how to tell a great narrative. There is a lot going on in this book, and there are times you have to go back and reread a section just to fully understand what has happened.  One of my favourite aspects of the books was how the cats that feature in the book are characters in their own right and are not just plot devices. The Ridge is a many layered book, that is rich in symbolism, and full of excellent prose. Primarily a crime writer, this is Koryta’s first foray into supernatural territory, and it’s one that works very well. Highly recommended

The Ridge by Michael Koryta, Hodder and Stoughton ‘19.99

Reviewed by Jim Mcleod

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Kimble must investigate the death of the keeper of the mysterious lighthouse that stands on the hilltop known as Blade Ridge. The lighthouse illuminates nothing but the surrounding woods. The death of the keeper reveals a troubling local history, and may have some connection as to why the deputy was shot years ago.

This is an extremely well written story ‘ Koryta has a wonderfully grasp on how to tell a great narrative. There is a lot going on in this book, and there are times you have to go back and reread a section just to fully understand what has happened.  One of my favourite aspects of the books was how the cats that feature in the book are characters in their own right and are not just plot devices. The Ridge is a many layered book, that is rich in symbolism, and full of excellent prose. Primarily a crime writer, this is Koryta’s first foray into supernatural territory, and it’s one that works very well. Highly recommended