Best of 2016 Lists

What a year 2016 has been for Rise the Dark! Here are a few of the “best of” lists that feature this electrifying read: The New York Times In Koryta’s latest nightmare, a self-anointed messiah capable of calling up a homegrown army of “more than 200...

USA Today Best Seller & A Thank You

Thanks to everyone who came out to events last week, or bought a book or downloaded an ebook — Rise the Dark is a national bestseller thanks to you, appearing last night on the USA TODAY bestseller list. USA Today doesn’t drop off titles over time, which...

Huffington Post: Koryta’s Talent is No Fluke

Koryta’s RISE THE DARK Proves His Talent Is No Fluke BY Jackie K. Cooper, August 20, 2016 Last year I stumbled across the novel LAST WORDS by Michael Koryta. I really enjoyed the story and enjoyed the author’s talent. However I thought possibly this one novel was a...

The New York Times Finds Eerie Thrills in Rise the Dark

The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction By MARILYN STASIO, August 19, 2016 Welcome to Michael Koryta’s latest nightmare. In RISE THE DARK, Eli Pate, a self-anointed messiah capable of calling up a homegrown army of “more than 200 heavily armed and deeply paranoid white...

Michael Talks with the Indy Star

Michael talks with the IndyStar and shares how his father’s job at Indiana University influenced parts of the plot in Rise the Dark. Electric thrills guide Michael Koryta’s ‘Rise the Dark’ By David Lindquist,  August 16, 2016 In new novel “Rise the...

AP: Rise the Dark is “Filled with Suspense”

In the Associated Press’ review of Rise the Dark, they say “Koryta has a gift for terrific suspense that immerses the reader while also delivering prose that almost reads like poetry.” Here’s the full review by the AP from the Star Tribune :...