- Published: New York, NY : North Kingstown, RI : Hachette Audio ; Distributed by BBC Audiobooks America, p2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Description: 12 sound discs (13 hr., 34 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: Book on CD
- 9781607888833 :
- 1607888831 :
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Narrated by Robert Petkoff.
After he is hired by Alyssa Bradford to research the life of her 95-year-old billionaire father-in-law, Eric Shaw visits the man's hometown, where he discovers a restored hotel that has a checkered past--and a newly reawakened evil bent on revenge.
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The book's best parts are the eerie spectres that begin appearing to Eric amidst his pseudo-detective work. The questions about the contents of Pluto water are compelling, while the town's dark past begin to come alive in unexpected ways.
Koryta's writing falters in his stock characters, the bad guy is cookie cut and only vaguely menacing, the odd old woman is hazily defined, and the town, perhaps the central character of all, isn't clearly described at times.
It's a fun dip into the supernatural mystery genre that occasionally lags but mostly crackles with surprises.
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