How It Happened

How It Happened

"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 "And that is how it happened. Can we stop now?" Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mo...

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Title:How It Happened
Author:Michael Koryta
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:How It Happened
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:359 pages pages

How It Happened Reviews

  • Evelyn
    Apr 30, 2018
    FBI agent Rob Barrett gets a detailed confession about the disappearance and murder of a local Maine couple from a young woman involved in the crime. But, unfortunately for Kimberley Crepeaux, her details don?t support the facts and officials deem the story as made up. Rob believes h...
  • Bill
    Aug 15, 2018
    This was sure shaping up to be a 5-star read for over 50% of this novel. Michael Koryta can certainly hook you into a story with a great plot and characters you can care about, as he did in his terrific The Prophet. The story starts off with a confession of "How it Happened", and...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Apr 07, 2018
    3.5 stars 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 m...
  • Paul
    Jun 07, 2018
    Dark, twisty, thrilling, plus beautiful sentences. One of my favorite crime novels of the year. ...
  • Theresa Alan
    Apr 30, 2018
    Oh, it is so much fun to discover a book that is so well written and a new-to-me talented writer. When FBI agent Rob Barrett gets a confession from a petty criminal about a double murder, he believes her. He?s an expert at knowing the difference between false confessions and the ...
  • Linda Boyd
    Oct 03, 2018
    I always forget how much I enjoy Michael Koryta and this one was so so good. It kept me on the edge of my seat. ...
  • Hobart
    Jun 04, 2018
    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 pi...
  • Kelli
    Aug 28, 2018
    I?ve been in a pretty serious book slump. I?m trying to catch up on reviews and when I came across this book on my currently reading shelf, I had honestly forgotten all about it. Hmmm. Not a great sign! Implausible and at times outright dull, I barely remember the plot, so I will j...
  • Diane S ☔
    May 26, 2018
    A rural community in Maine, Kimberly, a known drug addict, has a story to tell. One that solves the murders of two locals whose bodies were never found. The FBI sends in Barrett, who has ties in this community from the summers he spent here in his youth. He has an unsolved tragedy in h...
  • Mal Warwick
    Jul 31, 2018
    The ingredients of a top-notch thriller include: an opening scene that grabs attention; believable characters who act in plausible ways; a steady drumbeat of revelations that build suspense; and a fiendishly complex plot that is only resolved as the novel comes to a close. The...
  • Debra
    Jun 06, 2018
    3.5 Stars Kimberly Crepeaux is well known in her rural hometown in Maine. She is well-known for being an addict, a teen mother, a liar and a snitch. So, when she confesses to FBI agent, Rob Barrett as to her involvement in the killings of Jackie and Ian and the disposal of their bod...
  • Patrice Hoffman
    Mar 19, 2018
    Whoa! What a fun ride How It Happened was. I am familiar with Michael Koryta's writing and I haven't been disappointed yet. The depth that Koryta goes into with regards to character development is top-notch for a suspense thriller such as How It Happened. Early in the novel we're re...
  • Paris        (kerbytejas)
    May 16, 2018
    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 i...
  • Morgannah
    May 15, 2018
    "When you kill someone, you have two choices. The first one is to try to hide how you did it, which is what almost everyone does, and almost everyone gets caught. The second one is to show exactly how you did it - and then prove it couldn't have happened that way." A guilty party in Ho...
  • Carrie
    Jun 03, 2018
    Without a doubt, Michael Koryta is one of my favorite authors. His writing is exceptional and his stories never fail to be spellbinding. In How It Happened, a young drug addict named Kimberly is the sole surviving witness to the murder of a young couple in love. Unfortunately, Kimberly...
  • debra
    Jun 05, 2018
    3.5 I don't know why I didn't like this more than I did, but... Chelsea Humphrey, Diane S., and Shelby *trains flying monkeys* all wrote real reviews that, although not quite as good as my stunner of an incomplete sentence review, are quite excellent. : )) ...
  • Sharon May
    May 17, 2018
    Many thanks to NetGalley, Little, Brown and Company, and Michael Koryta for the opportunity to read his latest work. A great, twisty crime drama! 4.5 stars The first chapter gives us a version of the story - a drug-fueled night that ends up with two people dead. The problem? The per...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Sep 18, 2018
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I received an ARC of this one about a century ago and promptly put it on the backburner due to my friends? ?meh?-ish ratings and reactions. But then something popped up on my radar that changed my mind . . . . ...
  • Jeanette
    Jun 09, 2018
    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 wit...
  • Pat
    Aug 06, 2018
    4 star Michael Koryta's latest book begins with a confession. A young couple from Port Hope, Maine have been missing for some time. Kimberley Crepeaux, a well-known untrustworthy resident in Port Hope is currently in custody and claims to have information on what happened to Jackie ...
  • Debbie
    May 15, 2018
    This book begins with Kimberly Crepeaux, a heroin addict and jailhouse snitch, telling a highly seeming probable story of the death of a young couple. At first, when I was reading this very first part, I wasn't sure what was going on. However, I soon figured out it was the junkie's tes...
  • Trevor
    Jun 04, 2018
    1.5* Yes, I'm rating this harsh. No, I don't care. To say that this was a disappointment is an understatement. Even when I discovered this was more like a police procedural than his usually bout of mysteries I still kept HOW IT HAPPENED on my TBR. I usually like PPs, I can roll...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Mar 18, 2018
    How It Happened was a really great twisty, crime character drama, centred around Rob Barrett, an FBI agent searching for the truth behind the deaths of a local couple in a tight knit rural Maine community. A place he knows well, where a few characters from his past linger, this becomes...
  • Bill
    Aug 06, 2018
    2.5 STARS How It Happened opens with a confession, closes with a confession, and in between the reader finds out ? how it happened! Unfortunately for me, the story sandwiched between opening and closing admissions was as dull and flat as a carbonated beverage sans all the bubbly f...
  • Liz
    Jul 21, 2018
    Why have I not discovered Michael Koryta sooner? How It Happened was my first book by this author and it definitely won?t be my last! What a absolutely gripping fast-paced thriller! He started it off perfectly. Laying out all his cards and then backing up it up with this intense narr...
  • Tucker
    May 23, 2018
    From the beginning of Michael Koryta?s new book, readers know ?How it Happened.? At least that?s how it appears. Rob Barrett returns to the small town of Port Hope, Maine where he spent his summers as a teenager and where his former girlfriend Liz lives. In his first murder cas...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 14, 2018
    It seems that I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as my fellow Goodreaders, but that doesn't mean that I disliked it. This was overall an entertaining read, and while I had to suspend some belief in the plot's plausibility, it kept me reading and wanting to know "how it happened". Th...
  • Cheri
    May 22, 2018
    I have not read a book by MK that I have not enjoyed. Many times his books have a bit of paranormal or ghostly feel to them, but not this one. It is pure crime, mystery, suspense and an awesome story. My thought were a rollercoaster of a ride. I had no idea how it happened until the en...
  • Shannon
    Mar 23, 2018
    Thank you to Ashley from @littlebrown #partner for sending me How It Happened by Michael Koryta! I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I haven?t read anything by this author but that will soon change. This comes out MAY 15th! Can we talk about this cover?!?! Right in the first chapter we...
  • J.K. Grice
    Jun 12, 2018
    I do not think that Michael Koryta is capable of writing a bad book. I am always so impressed with his intelligence, his characters, and his intriguing plots. HOW IT HAPPENED is as good as any mystery you will read this year, and will more than likely stick with you for the foreseeable...