The Bank of the River

The Bank of the River

Michael Richan / Jul 19, 2019

The Bank of the River Steven is anticipating a quiet sabbatical at a new home Instead knockings and grisly apparitions begin to haunt him relentlessly tormenting him at night With a recent divorce and a son in college h

  • Title: The Bank of the River
  • Author: Michael Richan
  • ISBN: 9781490425207
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • Steven is anticipating a quiet sabbatical at a new home Instead, knockings and grisly apparitions begin to haunt him, relentlessly tormenting him at night With a recent divorce and a son in college, he is left alone to deal with the ghosts lurking in the shadows of his house Steven is determined to find a rational explanation His father Roy offers to help, and soon SteSteven is anticipating a quiet sabbatical at a new home Instead, knockings and grisly apparitions begin to haunt him, relentlessly tormenting him at night With a recent divorce and a son in college, he is left alone to deal with the ghosts lurking in the shadows of his house Steven is determined to find a rational explanation His father Roy offers to help, and soon Steven discovers Roy has dormant supernatural skills Steven s natural skepticism clashes with Roy s gift, but soon Steven finds himself assisting Roy as he battles the forces inside his home Together they unearth something much sinister and evil than either expected ghosts are just the beginning of the problem The Bank of the River is a fast paced and thrilling horror novel that explores evil, ghosts, disturbing creatures, and the supernatural gifts a father and son use to fight them.The Bank of the River is the first book in The River series.

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        Michael Richan lives in Seattle, Washington He has written horror fiction for thirty five years He s the author of several best selling series, including The River, The Downwinders, and The Dark River All are set within The River universe.He s also the author of other best selling titles such as The Haunting of Pitmon House and his latest, Slaughter, Idaho Visit michaelrichan to learn about the series and to see a suggested reading order Follow Michael via email and receive the free novella Residual You can also follow him via Twitter michaelrichan.


    454 Comments

    1. Wow, they throw you right in and never let up. This is a pretty fast read. The story is good and I thought the characters were fine. I'll read the next one.


    2. The Bank of the River tells the tale of Steven, a no nonsense man at a loose end due to loosing his job shortly after purchasing and moving into his new home. Unfortunately his quiet sabbatical is rudely disturbed by a series of paranormal events in the house he recently purchased. A skeptic for his life thus far, Steve believes that the occurrences must be in his head. Worry leads him to confide in his father, Roy. But Roy has secrets of his own, a family legacy of secrets. Together they start [...]


    3. Well, damn. No f’n around in this one. Starts out with a bang and just keeps on going.My first Richan. Not bad. Written well. Fast moving and entertaining. Not overly fleshed out, so I am assuming it gets deeper character development as the series progresses. Looking forward to checking out the next installment.3 Stars.


    4. This book is the first in a series of paranormal events. In this case, we have Steven, who has just moved into a house where supernatural occurrences begin plaguing him. A rationalist, he first suspects the cause to be a brain tumor, rather than entertain the notion that he could be living in a haunted house. After a visit to his father--that he's never been close to--things start to rapidly take off. I felt that this story really dealt with two entwined tales; that of the haunting beseiging Ste [...]


    5. Steven moves into a new house after a recent divorce and his son goes off to college. Knockings torment him as he tries to sleep. He realizes his new home is haunted. He goes to his father for help in proving this isn't in his mind, for real happening. It seems he has gone to the right person, his father. His father has supernatural skills and works with him to figure out what is the reason of the knockings. Steven finds respect for his father that he did not have before. Finds out thru his fath [...]


    6. Steven has just lost his job and is moving into a brand new house. What else could go wrong for Steven? Steven first night in his brand new house is one that he not forget for a long time. For Steven house is haunted. Steven hears knocking every night a 3:00AM. He also can see eyes of small children starting at him. Steven is determined to find an explanation for these things. Steven has to go over to visit his dad for another reason. Steven and his dad are not very close. Steven decides to tell [...]


    7. Initially read Oct. 2013; 2nd reading Dec 2014, in preparation for reading the entire series. very, very scary. An intriguing blend of "regular" haunting (violent death in the residence, residue & manifestation) and something even worse: an active manifestation not only occult but intentionally evil, and powerful. I especially liked the path of the estranged father and son, seemingly at opposite ends of the philosophical continuum (belief vs. rational skepticism) strive to bridge the gap to [...]


    8. I thoroughly enjoyed this free book and have already purchased the sequel. It was interested to see the gradual conversion of a sceptic into someone who is developing his psychic powers inherited from his father.


    9. I read this book on the recommendation of my cousin Mary Carol Mathews. I don't usually like ghost stories or things dealing with the supernatural but this was a very good read. Thanks, Mary Carol!


    10. I would give it a 3 and a half stars if this site let you. Was bored at times when reading this book. Otherwise an ok book. I would say if you like Joe Hill's writing, then you will like this book.



    11. A Great Beginning!!!!Steven is just a logical guy that believes in absolutely nothing.until crazy stuff starts happening in the new house he just bought.Then he gets his dad, Roy, involved thinking that he can set him straight. Things start to attack them both and Steven is truly faced with what does he really believe?1St book in a very good series or can be read as a stand alone.Pick this up!!!!


    12. A fast moving and well written short story that is interesting to read. The characters could be fleshed out a little more and some of the interactions could be a little less heavy handed but all in all not a bad read. Far more could have been delved into with the back story to the previous owner and it have made for a far more in depth read. Likewise the suggestion that their nemesis isn’t human is made but there just isn’t enough expansion on this.




    13. Looking for a series with haunts and ghosts for the month of Halloween? Look no further, Michael Richan’s should keep you looking over your shoulder! This book is now only $.99 for a limited time.#1 Best Seller in Occult Ghosts and Haunted Houses#1 Best Seller in Ghost Fiction“One of the most exciting new horror series!”About the Story: Steven is anticipating a quiet sabbatical at a new home. Instead, knockings and grisly apparitions begin to haunt him, relentlessly tormenting him at night [...]


    14. That "The Bank Of The River", 2013, comprises a large series is a pickle. I highly anticipate Michael Richan's haunted house mysteries but this was about a monster. I cannot stand skipping forays with a returning character. I am happy to assert right off that Michael is gifted with originality; my second-most important attribute. The first is excellent writing. He unfolds his unique story well, sticking to the central action, like we wish all authors would. We find out what's what and move to so [...]


    15. what did i think of this book? that's the question, isn't it? i won this from a author a while back. i have lots of books to read and a nook full of books so i have a limited time to spend reading. however, i've decided that i will take the time to read a book won from every week. this was the first one in the bookcase that i put my hand on when i was choosing a book to sit and read a quiet morning away. some would say i wasted the time by reading. this book is a horror story. ghosts, evil, ha [...]


    16. Unfortunately, I couldn't finish it.I liked it that it got right to the business from the get go.Though, that's about the only thing I liked about this book.Character development on both the main character and his father felt glitchy and inconsistent. The main character is supposed to be a non nonsense rationalist and realist, but changes that with no hesitation. Then right after that condemns other people insane when they start talking about unexplainableEverything felt too convenient too.This [...]


    17. The Bank on the River penned by Michael Richan, the first engaging book of the series The River, is a supernatural thriller that is fast paced and straight to the point, without all of the "fluff" usually added as filler. However, he is descriptive when needed, and paints a clear picture of what he wants the reader to see, and he does it very well with a style all his own.In the first book, Steven is introduced as a practical and logical man who has recently experienced many changes in his life. [...]


    18. First, I have to say how much I love the cover of this book! This story was terrifying, yet very intriguing. It engages the reader to want to find out more.One thing is for certain, Steven, the main character moves into a new home, trying to put the pieces back to his life, when around 3 a.m someone or something knocks on his door. Of course, the very sleepy Steven goes to answer only to discover there is no one there! Umm, probably neighborhood kids playing an early Halloween prank? Aaaw, I don [...]


    19. Steven is anticipating a quiet sabbatical. Instead he endures nightly hauntings of grisly apparitions that leave him thinking he must be hallucinating. With a recent divorce and a son in college, he’s on his own trying to deal with the knockings and ghostly visions that leave him terrified each night. He’s determined to find a rational explanation. Steven’s father Roy offers to help and soon Steven discovers that Roy has dormant supernatural skills. Steven’s natural skepticism clashes wi [...]


    20. This is a mild horror story. I mean that I only had to get into it a couple of chapters to realize that I could comfortably read it after midnight with no one else at home. It wasn't so gory or startling that I would have nightmares or hear things in the dark but it was enough of a mystery and the characters were intriguing enough to make me want to keep going. Steven and his Father don't share a lot of their past but do have a common skill that will bring them together in exploring the mysterio [...]


    21. This was a great find. I downloaded this book from amazon while it was still free, it sat in my kindle app for quite some time. I think the title hadn't grabbed me as it gave no clue as to what the book was about, but I knew I must have downloaded if for a reason and I was right. I was hooked within the first paragraph.Without any spoilers, a father and son share a gift, Steven (the son) has lived his sensible life in denial until he buys a house in which someone has committed suicide or has he [...]


    22. This was a win. I was not sure how I would like this story as to many ghost stories feel the same.What made this different is the interplay between Steven and his father Roy. They live In the same town blocks away from each other and only see each other twice a year. Steven contacts his father after an episode in his own home makes him believe that he has a brain tumor. He needs a next of kin and does not want to use his brother. Steven through this contact finds out his father has a special gi [...]


    23. I was duly impressed with the strange, inexplicable visions this book engendered--with relative ease, I might add. The integration of extrasensory perceptions with a character that initially refuses to believe in such otherworldly causes was compelling. The character development was fresh, as the growing presence of these spirits galvanized father and son to share an intimacy previously unlikely. I found the genealogical approach to understanding the apparitions to be surprising, and a nice deto [...]


    24. I was looking for books about (or set in) Portland, Oregon ahead of an upcoming trip, and came across A Haunting in Oregon. I noticed that this title, The Bank of the River, was the previous book in a series, so I decided to read it first. It was a quick read, and the beginning was particularly creepy! It finished up okay, but I wish there was some resolution over the other "house owner."


    25. I am not a big reader of fictional ghost stories, so I was apprehensive at the beginning. It did not take long to get sucked into this title, though, and I was able to read the book in two days. The story line is rather simplistic with many vague undertones of something much more intricate. I was pleasantly surprised that every time I thought I had the story figured out, things would get changed up on me. I especially love the ending, as I am not a "happily ever after" girl when it comes to endi [...]


    26. Only on chapter Four, butWow. I always read horror, apocalyptic, mystery, murderLove scary storiesIS BOOK IS TERRIFYING! Don't read at night! Make sure someone else is in the house with you! The main character is a total idiot and I'm only hoping he gets smarter. Not an idiot in the sense of the word because he is highly intelligent, but so socially inept and obnoxious. Read the book. But not alone!!!! You have been warned!


    27. Michael Richan's book is a fast-paced and enjoyable read. His characters are likable and their banter really draws you into their adventure. I can't wait to dive into his other books!Oh, something to be noted you can get "Residual", the second book in this series for free by subscribing to Michael Richan's newsletter. michaelrichan but don't blame me when you get hooked. Luckily he's a dynamo on releasing new work so you never have long to wait for the next installment!


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