Title: So Cold the River
Author: Michael Koryta
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Edition: audiobook/ Library
Reader: Robert Petkoff
Date Completed: July/2012Rating: 3.5/5
Eric Shaw was once a Hollywood film maker, but as of late, he's been reduced to recording weddings and lately memorializing the deceased in the form of funeral videos. After seeing him in action at at a wedding, a beautiful woman named Alyssa proposes that he agree to do a documentary about her billionaire father-in-law, as a gift to her husband . The man, Campbell Bradford is now 95 and dying. Eric feels up for the challenge, but little is know about the mysterious man, except that his hometown is, West Baden, Indiana, a town which lies low in the valley where a mineral spring still flows -- not an ordinary mineral spring by any means. Alyssa gives Eric a mysterious bottle of mineral water that had been in the family for years and years.
Pluto water is believed to be a miracle water which heals and makes people feel better, but what happens when Eric takes a drink is anything but a "miracle".
A little bit of mystery, a little bit supernatural, a little bit in the past and a little bit in the present, I liked listening to the audio version which was narrated by Robert Petkoff, who did a terrific job. What I especially enjoyed where sound effects added to the end of some discs which really added to the unsettling mood, in my opinion. Although I liked the story well enough, I thought it was overly drawn out and that the story would have been just as effective if shortened a bit. The ending had me wondering if a sequel might be planned.