Grist Mill Road
By Christopher J. Yates
Published 1/18 by Picador
Digital ARC provided by Netgally
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 could never have predicted, the three meet again–with even more devastating results.
Here is a triple helix of a story structure, a sharp-edged love triangle complete with an Atonement style revelation. Character-driven, gorgeously written and wrenching, it exposes the poisonous resentments, sexual longings, and reservoirs of violence that roil just below the orderly surface of small town life. Goodreads Synopsis
This. Book. Wow! What a great read to kick off the new year. Classified as a psychological thriller, but Grist Mill Road is so much more than that! This is a slow, literary burn of a novel that never feels slow up until the last 100 pages or so and all the questions are answered! Highly recommend this book to just about anyone who reads! Great for fans of thrillers, and literary stories alike. Do yourself a favor and pick up this one, out now!
Thank you to NetGally and Picador for providing me with this copy to review.