"And that is how it happened. Can we stop now?"Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well-known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story.Not Rob Barrett, the FBI investigator and interrogator specializing in telling a true confession from a falsehood. He's been circling Kimberly and her conspirators for months, waiting for the right avenue to the truth, and has finally found it. He knows, as strongly as he's known anything, that Kimberly's story -- a grisly, harrowing story of a hit and run fueled by dope and cheap beer that becomes a brutal stabbing in cold blood -- is how it happened. But one thing remains elusive: where are Jackie and Ian's bodies?After Barrett stakes his name and reputation on the truth of Kimberly's confession, only to have the bodies turn up 200 miles from where she said they'd be, shot in the back and covered in a different suspect's DNA, the case is quickly closed and Barrett forcibly reassigned. But for Howard Pelletier, the tragedy of his daughter's murder cannot be so tidily swept away. And for Barrett, whose career may already be over, the chance to help a grieving father may be the only one he has left.HOW IT HAPPENED is a frightening, tension-filled ride into the dark heart of rural American from a writer Stephen King has called "a master" and the New York Times has deemed "impossible to resist."...
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How It Happened Reviews
Dark, twisty, thrilling, plus beautiful sentences. One of my favorite crime novels of the year.
This book is a really good read that kept me involved from page 1 to the end. The story is about the killing of multiple people, and who is the ultimate mastermind behind the killings. An FBI agent is involved with the local authorities trying to solve the mystery.
To use the words of another Goodreads reviewer - How It Happened by Michael Koryta is NOT one of my favorite books by the author. I found it difficult to become engaged with the characters,(view spoiler)[ many characters seem rather flat (hide spoiler)] and although the mystery was interesting, I missed some of the edgy, descriptive & creepy feelings that Mr. Koryta can add to his stories. The story has the hero, his past girlfriend, a sad & misunderstood character, the bad guy, and a h ...more
FBI agent Rob Barrett is good at getting perpetrators to confess. And Kimberly Crepeaux is no exception. Her confession leads investigators to a pond where they expect to find the bodies of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly. But they aren’t where Kimberly confessed to having left them.
Rob, now obsessed with the case, is determined to find the answers, even if his suspect has a solid alibi, even if it costs him his job with the department. He owes that much to the dead. But can he find the answers ...more
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
The rain had tapered off overnight and given way to a gorgeous day, the sky and sea competing for the deepest blue, a light wind pushing off the water, temperature nearing eighty. The air was scented with ocean breezes and pines and held only the faintest trace of humidity. A quintessential Maine day, more suited to July than May.This is o ...more
If you weren’t looking for a drug addict and self-confessed murderer, it would be a day to treasure.
Kimberly Crepeaux is not known for telling the truth. She does the heroin, is a teen mom and now adds jail house snitch to her resume.
FBI investigator Rob Barrett is one of the few people who actually believes her story. After all she IS implicating herself in the murder of two local teenagers. She tells them where the bodies are and now Barrett just has to go find them.
The bodies turn up at a completely different location. Murdered in a different way than Kimmy told. So Barrett looks ...more
Excellent read. I think I've found my book of the year. I'd read Koryta's first and part of his second book and thought Meh. I picked this one up off the self at Barnes and Noble, started reading and couldn't put it down. The writing craft is sensational. I went and bought all of his other books. I can only hope they are of this same craft level.
This book was excellent. 4.5 stars. I could not round it up but I considered it. Possibly I balked from giving it that fifth star because of the explosive italics bomb start. That's becoming a trend (3 books I've read in the last 3 weeks have done this action, crime, chewy, grizzly witness beginning; I find that really an odd coincidence? ) Or is that the new trend for the ADHD attention span of the common modern psychology thriller reader? Or for the dual or triple narrator switching field advo ...more