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The Cypress House

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The Cypress House

The Cypress House

Current Status:
In Season
Michael Koryta
Little, Brown and Company
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

A series of coincidences leads WWI vet Arlen Wagner — who can sense when someone is about to die — to the Cypress House, an empty Florida resort run by a distractingly gorgeous mystery woman. That promising setup promptly gets lost in a romantic triangle, a hurricane, and a subplot involving a local tyrant. But when Koryta straightens his meandering plot, the second half of The Cypress House picks up steam, building to a seriously tense and twisted final act. With its evocative Gulf Coast setting, the book makes for a warm beach read in midwinter. B