A high-concept thriller ... a gripping picture of the horror that could lurk in America's wide-open spaces.
A tough, uncompromising and elegantly written thriller that elevates Kortya to the must-read status of the likes of Child, Connolly, Coben and Deaver.
Is it possible we will be treated to some more Novak in the future? I don't know. What I do know is that Koryta's last three novels represent the high water mark for modern thriller writing and whatever he writes next I will be reading.
Michael Koryta is one hell of a writer, and HOW IT HAPPENED is one hell of a murder mystery. It's a tribute to Koryta's craftsmanship and skill that the reader knows who done it in the first chapter, but can't put the book down until the last layer of the onion is peeled away to reveal the truth at the core of this gripping tale.... A remarkable achievement that rises high above the genre.
This gripping and absorbing story about a protagonist coming to terms with his conflicted past, a lost love, and a crime determined not to be solved, could only be penned by Michael Koryta, whose sense of place, and insight into the human spirit, are unsurpassed.
How it Happened is precise and thrilling with an offbeat charm. Koryta in his finest moments is reminiscent of Stephen King . . . Terrific