Grist Mill Road

Grist Mill Road Review

Twenty-six years ago Hannah had her eye shot out. Now she wants justice. But is she blind to the truth?

Christopher J. Yates’s cult hit Black Chalk introduced that rare writerly talent: a literary writer who could write a plot with the intricacy of a brilliant mental puzzle, and with characters so absorbing that readers are immediately gripped. Yates’s new book does not disappoint. Grist Mill Road is a dark, twisted, and expertly plotted Rashomon-style tale.

The year is 1982; the setting, an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends—Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah—are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again—with even more devastating results.

Title:Grist Mill Road
Edition Language:English

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  • Emily May

    I read this entire book but, right from start until finish, I just could not get into it.Perhaps this kind of thriller does not mix well with literary fiction for me. There were many things about Gris...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    When my book bestie five starred this sucker I knew it would probably be one I wouldn't take four weeks to read. It only took me one!Now I gotta admit. When I first started reading it I thought Kelly ...

  • Kaceey

    3.5*What should have been a fun outing for three young teens, quickly turns tragic. Leaving all three with lifelong scars that each need to deal with in their own way. Years later, their paths will cr...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐.75Grist Mill Road engaged me from the start. I found it genre-bending at first and didn’t quite know what it was. I’ve settled on...

  • Mackey St

    The opening scene in Grist Mill Road is the stuff of which nightmares are formed. Three young teens in a brutal, savage act that goes beyond all measure of comprehension. One will lose an eye and live...

  • Zoeytron

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away.  It may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime.  Emotional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden lik...

  • Paromjit

    Christopher Yates writes a intelligent and multilayered dark literary thriller. It begins in 1982 with three teenagers go out on a hot summer day in the Swangum Mountains where a nightmare of a violen...

  • Selena

    I received a free advanced copy of Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates for my honest review.An extremely intense and mesmerizing thriller that pulls you in on it's very first page. This book is a ...

  • karen

    review to come, but yeah - fierce stuff.*****************************************oh my goodness, my newest my pagehabit horror box is for sure the best one yet! not only for the book, although i have ...

  • Brenda

    I started off lost in the brushy, woody lush coulee reading Grist Mill Road with two of my Traveling Sisters and we ended up in the thorny woody rocky coulee looking for a way out.Grist Mill Road is a...

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