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Grist Mill Road

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
An Entertainment Weekly "Must Read"One of the NPR Book Concierge's "Best Books of the Year"
"Twisty and told from multiple perspectives, this meaty thriller races to a satisfying finish." —People magazine

"The intensity of the storytelling is exhilarating and unsettling." —Booklist (starred review)

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

"Arresting...Twisting backward and forward in time, entering the minds of each character in turn, Yates examines both how they reached this point and what happens years later, when the past wreaks havoc on the present....[A] sophisticated...elegant narrative." —The New York Times

"The plot is darkly, intricately layered, full of pitfalls and switchbacks, smart and funny and moving and merciless." —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of In the Woods and The Trespasser

"Dark, intense, and disturbing...Highly recommended." —Krysten Ritter, author of Bonfire

"Two of life's delicious pleasures—gourmet delectations and a sinister, plot-twisty tale—come together in this intelligent thriller." —Oprah.com

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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The plot is darkly, intricately layered, full of pitfalls and switchbacks, smart and funny and moving and merciless; the characters are all that and more. This is a powerful exploration of how truth isn't a complete and immutable thing, or a pure force of redemption: it's made up of broken shards that lie buried somewhere in the spaces between people, and when the jagged edges work their way to the surface, they can be devastating." - Tana French

"Christopher Yates' Grist Mill Road is a terrific thriller. A horrid childhood crime carried secretly to adulthood, with menace lurking around the corner, and guilt hanging heavy overhead. Alfred Hitchcock would have optioned the plot in the blink of his gimlet eye. A gripping read." - Jason Matthews

"Dark,intense, and disturbing, Christopher Yates’ Grist Mill Road begins with a shock and keeps the suspense burningpage after page. A thriller with imagination to spare. Highly recommended." - Krysten Ritter

"An intricately crafted novel about adult lives forever changed by closely held childhood secrets. Grist Mill Road is a compulsive read that will unsettle you from its first page and surprise you until its very last." - Jung Yun


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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Grist Mill Road (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 1-4328-5007-5 / 978-1-4328-5007-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Grist Mill Road: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 1-250-15028-0 / 978-1-250-15028-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Grist Mill Road: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 1-250-15030-2 / 978-1-250-15030-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Grist Mill Road: Everyone knows what happened. No one knows why.
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 1-4722-5889-4 / 978-1-4722-5889-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Grist Mill Road (International Edition)
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 1-250-18992-6 / 978-1-250-18992-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA Xex
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Grist Mill Road
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
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April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Grist Mill Road
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Grist Mill Road
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Grist Mill Road: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
ISBN: 1-4272-9036-9 / 978-1-4272-9036-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Grist Mill Road: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Grist Mill Road: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Grist Mill Road: Everyone knows what happened. No one knows why.
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Headline
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January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Grist Mill Road: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher J Yates
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA