Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates

Grist Mill Road

Grist Mill Road is a dark and twisty Rashomon-style narrative which is expertly plotted. The year is 1982, the setting an Edenic hamlet some 90 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 single, terrible, and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves cou...

Details Grist Mill Road

TitleGrist Mill Road
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
PublisherPicador USA
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Grist Mill Road

  • 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 violent scenario develops that leaves the reader reeling in horror. Matthew and Patrick (Patch) are with Hannah, this incident is to bond the three together with deep ramifications that shape them and their future. One is left blind in one eye and another ...
  • 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 with those nightmares forever. One will live with the guilt of doing, saying nothing and one will go to jail for the crime. Their lives are indelibly linked by the crime and by the lies that they told to themselves and others that day. Grist Mill Ro...
  • 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 story of three teenagers who are all involved in a crime and how each of them viewed the crime, in their own mind, what they saw or what they think they saw and what really happened. The story is told from their past and their future and how this cri...
  • Jan
    4.5 starsIf you like dark mysteries, this one is for you!Imagine the early 1980's as a teenager, riding around and exploring on your bike with your friends, just on the cusp of adulthood. Life is good, until a horrible crime takes place and shatters everything you know. One friend loses an eye, another pays the price in prison, and one tries to pretend it never happened.Now skip ahead 26 years later, and imagine 2 of these friends have somehow en...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Now I was a HUGE fan of Black Chalk, the first novel from this author that I read moons ago now – it was a work of literary genius, a puzzle piece of sheer reading joy, so to say that I was both excited and somewhat apprehensive to read Grist Mill Road is perhaps an understatement.Turns out Black Chalk was not a one off in the quality sense – Grist Mill Road is a twisted and intelligent tale of three friends and the actions that tie them toge...
  • Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine)
    You can read all of my reviews at Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine.If you’re a friend or follower on here on Goodreads, you may have seen my status update at page 108:“The jury is still out on this one. I’m not a fan of omitting quotation marks and it’s moving a little slowly.”And this one at page 163:“Okay, now I’m hooked.”A brief status update at the end of the book would have looked something like this:“Huh? What the heck?”And that pre...
  • Faith
    In 1982 in a small upstate New York town, teenaged Matthew, Patrick and Hannah were spending a pleasant summer day together. The day ended in an horrific act of violence. In 2008 in New York City the lives of the three converge again. The story is told in alternating chapters from the perspectives of the three protagonists and slips back and forth between the two critical years. It's not really possible to describe anything that happens in this b...
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    4.5/5 stars for this outstanding read. Find my full review here: MILL ROAD is an immersive and harrowing crime novel that’s perfect for readers looking for a gripping psychological suspense story with a literary bent. I loved the book’s unique structure, layered plotting, and tragic characters. My one caution: this book deals with difficult topics (abuse, bigotry) in a very blunt way, so just proc...
  • Shannon
    Wow, I absolutely LOVED Grist Mill Road by Christopher Yates. I have not read anything from him before but will most definitely be looking out for his future books. I started this yesterday and finished this morning. I could NOT stop reading it. I actually had this one for awhile from Netgalley but I’m not sure what kept me from wanting to read it. The story is told in three parts where you will get the 3 main characters perspective. Grist Mill...
  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    This book definitely started off strong and was living up to its page turning hype which I expected thanks to the author’s strong reputation from his previous book.The author has an intelligent style that spins suspense and thrills in a way that raises it above the typical fare you’d expect from a book in the Mystery genre which happens to be one of my favorites.Yates provides characters that are full of depth and psychologically twisty as he...