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The NYT Got Goosebumps

Here’s a taste of the New York Times’ review of HOW IT HAPPENED: “Where are the bodies? That’s the pertinent question posed by Michael Koryta in his cool and cunning novel HOW IT HAPPENED, which is loosely based, he has said, on a murder he covered as a young reporter in Indiana. Perhaps because of the personal angle – or just because Koryta is such a skilled writer – the story feels like the real deal…gives me goose bumps, a credit to Koryta’s descriptive powers.”

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GMA’s Summer Beach Reads

Thanks Good Morning America for picking HOW IT HAPPENED as one of the best beach reads for the summer along with The Immoralists by Chloe Benjamin, The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll, A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin, Vox by Christina Dalcher, The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen, and Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris.

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HOW IT HAPPENED Displays First-Rate Style

Bookreporter reviews HOW IT HAPPENED, saying: “Koryta is at the top of his game in HOW IT HAPPENED. His style remains first rate. There’s a description of a Port Hope ne’er-do-well about two-thirds of the way through the book that is only a paragraph long but makes the man in question jump and dance right off the page. That’s top-notch writing, and Koryta, as always, displays his considerable chops throughout the novel.”

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Stephen King & Trooper Koryta

Today Stephen King will receive the PEN America Literary Service Award, and considering how many times I’ve re-read ON WRITING in my career—let alone his incredible fiction—and considering the outstanding work of his foundation, I’d say that’s an awfully deserved honor. Few writers have done more for their colleagues and their communities.
Meanwhile, it’s release day of his new novel, THE OUTSIDER, which is terrific— and chilling — from the start. But I got an extra thrill in these pages, and now I’m really rooting for the significance of evidence discovered by this trooper out of Post 7 who scouts the abandoned boat ramp…