A new supernatural novel about a sinister mindfulness app with fatal consequences

—Stephen King

“Tense and twisty.”
—Charlaine Harris

“Horror has a new name and it’s Scott Carson.”
―Michael Connelly



When Nina Morgan’s blood-stained car is found on a lonely Florida road, forensic evidence suggests she’s been murdered, although her body is never found.

Leah Trenton’s life picks up where Nina’s ends. In northern Maine’s Allagash Wilderness, Leah has built a fulfilling existence until the moment she receives the call she has dreaded.



“Wow! This is one terrific horror/suspense/disaster novel. Characters you root for and a story that grips from the first page.”―Stephen King

“The Chill is an eerie dive into the murky depths of the supernatural. A story that has you looking back over your shoulder on every page.”―Michael Connelly

“A creepy tale of supernatural terror.””―Publishers Weekly


New York Journal of Books on THE CHILL

The Chill is a great tale, not of man’s inhumanity to man, but of man’s inhumanity to nature. Now, nature, with some supernatural assistance, strikes back. Click here to read the...


The NYT Got Goosebumps

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.”

Read the full review: https://nyti.ms/2JcJL14 

GMA’s Summer Beach Reads

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.

See GMA's list: https://gma.abc/2xjIcts

HOW IT HAPPENED Displays First-Rate Style

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.”

Read the review: https://bit.ly/2x6aBTP


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