Grist Mill Road

Grist Mill Road

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

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Title:Grist Mill Road
Author:Christopher J. Yates
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1250150280
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Grist Mill Road Reviews

  • karen
    Aug 30, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

  • JanB
    Jan 25, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jan 06, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

  • Marialyce
    Jan 20, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

  • Selena
    Oct 17, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 16, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

  • Emily May
    Jan 10, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

  • Darinda
    Feb 03, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

    Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates was a very dark and disturbing story. It stared with three youngsters in the wood and a horrific scene of torture. We then learn about those peoples lives 26 years later. I found this book very confusing and did not enjoy it because of this. I wo...

    In 1982, Matthew, Patrick, and Hannah are linked together through a terrible crime. Twenty-six years later, they reconnect. A dark story told with two timelines, 1982 and 2008. Each chapter was about a main character (Matthew, Patrick, or Hannah), though some were told in first per...

  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Oct 18, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

  • sue
    Aug 31, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

  • Ann Marie (Lit路Wit路Wine路Dine)
    Dec 11, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Feb 17, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Dec 19, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

  • Zoeytron
    Feb 09, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Feb 17, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

  • Jan
    Nov 22, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Nov 06, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

  • Faith
    Nov 07, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

    Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates was a very dark and disturbing story. It stared with three youngsters in the wood and a horrific scene of torture. We then learn about those peoples lives 26 years later. I found this book very confusing and did not enjoy it because of this. I wo...

    In 1982, Matthew, Patrick, and Hannah are linked together through a terrible crime. Twenty-six years later, they reconnect. A dark story told with two timelines, 1982 and 2008. Each chapter was about a main character (Matthew, Patrick, or Hannah), though some were told in first per...

    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 ...

  • DeAnna
    Jan 31, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

    Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates was a very dark and disturbing story. It stared with three youngsters in the wood and a horrific scene of torture. We then learn about those peoples lives 26 years later. I found this book very confusing and did not enjoy it because of this. I wo...

    In 1982, Matthew, Patrick, and Hannah are linked together through a terrible crime. Twenty-six years later, they reconnect. A dark story told with two timelines, 1982 and 2008. Each chapter was about a main character (Matthew, Patrick, or Hannah), though some were told in first per...

    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 ...

    This has been touted as one of the best thrillers of the year and feaured on the January 2018 Indie Next list. Although I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, it was a great read nonetheless, I will be putting "Black Chalk" Yates' cult hit onto my TBR pile. What I liked abo...

    4.5/5 stars for this outstanding read. Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/1... GRIST 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...

    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 ...

    So, this one takes it time, concentrating on telling the story at its own pace instead of thrills and spills, and all the better for it. The story concentrates around three characters, Patrick and Matthew who are best friends as early teenagers, and also their friend Hannah. It b...

    'Grist Mill Road' by Christopher J. Yates is a story surrounding a brutal torture that took place 26 years ago leaving then 13 year old Hannah with only one eye and mental scars which haunt her nightmares for years to follow. The question is, was the attack on Hannah unprovoked or is s...

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I looked forward to coming home or climbing in bed and opening it up to read. It took a little bit to get used to there being no punctuation with the conversations, but that's about the only flaw I found in this book. I liked how the book was split i...

  • Janelle
    Jan 09, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

  • Mackey
    Nov 06, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Feb 10, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

  • Paromjit
    Nov 20, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    Dec 13, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

    Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates was a very dark and disturbing story. It stared with three youngsters in the wood and a horrific scene of torture. We then learn about those peoples lives 26 years later. I found this book very confusing and did not enjoy it because of this. I wo...

    In 1982, Matthew, Patrick, and Hannah are linked together through a terrible crime. Twenty-six years later, they reconnect. A dark story told with two timelines, 1982 and 2008. Each chapter was about a main character (Matthew, Patrick, or Hannah), though some were told in first per...

    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 ...

    This has been touted as one of the best thrillers of the year and feaured on the January 2018 Indie Next list. Although I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, it was a great read nonetheless, I will be putting "Black Chalk" Yates' cult hit onto my TBR pile. What I liked abo...

    4.5/5 stars for this outstanding read. Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/1... GRIST 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...

  • Lou
    Jun 23, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

    Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates was a very dark and disturbing story. It stared with three youngsters in the wood and a horrific scene of torture. We then learn about those peoples lives 26 years later. I found this book very confusing and did not enjoy it because of this. I wo...

    In 1982, Matthew, Patrick, and Hannah are linked together through a terrible crime. Twenty-six years later, they reconnect. A dark story told with two timelines, 1982 and 2008. Each chapter was about a main character (Matthew, Patrick, or Hannah), though some were told in first per...

    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 ...

    This has been touted as one of the best thrillers of the year and feaured on the January 2018 Indie Next list. Although I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, it was a great read nonetheless, I will be putting "Black Chalk" Yates' cult hit onto my TBR pile. What I liked abo...

  • Adrian Dooley
    Dec 06, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

    Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates was a very dark and disturbing story. It stared with three youngsters in the wood and a horrific scene of torture. We then learn about those peoples lives 26 years later. I found this book very confusing and did not enjoy it because of this. I wo...

    In 1982, Matthew, Patrick, and Hannah are linked together through a terrible crime. Twenty-six years later, they reconnect. A dark story told with two timelines, 1982 and 2008. Each chapter was about a main character (Matthew, Patrick, or Hannah), though some were told in first per...

    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 ...

    This has been touted as one of the best thrillers of the year and feaured on the January 2018 Indie Next list. Although I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, it was a great read nonetheless, I will be putting "Black Chalk" Yates' cult hit onto my TBR pile. What I liked abo...

    4.5/5 stars for this outstanding read. Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/1... GRIST 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...

    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 ...

    So, this one takes it time, concentrating on telling the story at its own pace instead of thrills and spills, and all the better for it. The story concentrates around three characters, Patrick and Matthew who are best friends as early teenagers, and also their friend Hannah. It b...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Jul 23, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

  • Pauline
    Jun 13, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

    Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates was a very dark and disturbing story. It stared with three youngsters in the wood and a horrific scene of torture. We then learn about those peoples lives 26 years later. I found this book very confusing and did not enjoy it because of this. I wo...

  • Shannon
    Oct 21, 2017

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

    Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates was a very dark and disturbing story. It stared with three youngsters in the wood and a horrific scene of torture. We then learn about those peoples lives 26 years later. I found this book very confusing and did not enjoy it because of this. I wo...

    In 1982, Matthew, Patrick, and Hannah are linked together through a terrible crime. Twenty-six years later, they reconnect. A dark story told with two timelines, 1982 and 2008. Each chapter was about a main character (Matthew, Patrick, or Hannah), though some were told in first per...

    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 ...

    This has been touted as one of the best thrillers of the year and feaured on the January 2018 Indie Next list. Although I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, it was a great read nonetheless, I will be putting "Black Chalk" Yates' cult hit onto my TBR pile. What I liked abo...

    4.5/5 stars for this outstanding read. Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/1... GRIST 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...

    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 ...

  • Zoe Mann
    Mar 06, 2018

    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 Grist Mill Road that reminded me of the tone and style of American Psycho (which I get...

    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 (Pat...

    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 had bumped her head on one of Mitchell's tusks. It was boring as heck! It s...

    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 cross one more time. Will tragedy strike twice or will they all find the truth and clo...

    The reality is there are more than two sides to most stories. Truth is seldom a lens, truth is a kaleidoscope. the opening scene in this book is beyond rough: thirteen-year-old hannah is tied to a tree and shot with a bb gun by an older boy named matthew - shot repeatedly and in gre...

    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 nothin...

    3.75 original, slow-building stars to Grist Mill Road! ? ? ?.75 Grist 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 thinking it was descriptive literary fiction with a mystery. I had such high hope...

    3.5 stars. This story revolves around Patrick, Matthew and Hannah. Twenty-six years ago, as high school classmates, they were part of a gruesome crime that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Two decades after the brutal incident, the three are reunited when pieces of the u...

    A story of how scars suffered in childhood never really go away. 營t may be a physical scar, plainly visible for a lifetime. 燛motional and psychological scarring can be harder to detect, hidden like a dangerous secret. 燣ying in wait, temporarily dormant. 燭hose secrets are laid b...

    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 view...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?This story you?re reading once started out as a perfectly ordinary, everyday tale. Until, very suddenly, it wasn?t. This is how it went.? Grist Mill Road should have been included in my ?Best Of? yearly ...

    2.5 stars The year is 1982. Matthew, Patrick (Patch), and Hannah, are young teenagers when a horrible crime is committed, one that leaves them all devastated. Decades later, in 2008, the three are adults and the stories of their lives unfold for us, all colored by the mispercepti...

    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 dark, complex story of secrets, deceit, and misunderstandings that started off wi...

    4 sad stars A lie can have many tentacles. It can reach out in so many directions, affect so many people, change so many lives. A lie that is left to smolder never being refuted or put to right can not only damage the teller but also all those the lie can include. ?Lies and secret...

    ???? Humans are flawed and complex. We make decisions that both heal and harm, and are full of consequence. But because we are so multifaceted, it is rare that a wrong is committed without an antecedent. There is no truer example of the domino effect than human behavior. There...

    4.5 stars If 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 frien...

    ??? / 5 Disclaimer: Grist Mill Road starts out with a couple of very disturbing scenes, and this book definitely isn't for the faint of heart. The book is told from multiple viewpoints (which I love!); mostly Patrick (also known as Patch when he is younger), Hannah, and to...

    GRIST MILL ROAD by Christopher J. Yates- Thank you so much to Picador for sending me an advance copy - all opinions are my own. The Rashomon film style is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory vers...

    You can read all of my reviews at Lit稺it稺ine稤ine. 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.? ...

    I enjoyed the first half of this book and the latter half. The beginning after laying the ground work and going back in time when the boys were young then up to date when they were older kept me focused. I was invested in this. No problem. The scars that were left over that they...

    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. ...

    Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates was a very dark and disturbing story. It stared with three youngsters in the wood and a horrific scene of torture. We then learn about those peoples lives 26 years later. I found this book very confusing and did not enjoy it because of this. I wo...

    In 1982, Matthew, Patrick, and Hannah are linked together through a terrible crime. Twenty-six years later, they reconnect. A dark story told with two timelines, 1982 and 2008. Each chapter was about a main character (Matthew, Patrick, or Hannah), though some were told in first per...

    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 ...

    This has been touted as one of the best thrillers of the year and feaured on the January 2018 Indie Next list. Although I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, it was a great read nonetheless, I will be putting "Black Chalk" Yates' cult hit onto my TBR pile. What I liked abo...

    4.5/5 stars for this outstanding read. Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/1... GRIST 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...

    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 ...

    So, this one takes it time, concentrating on telling the story at its own pace instead of thrills and spills, and all the better for it. The story concentrates around three characters, Patrick and Matthew who are best friends as early teenagers, and also their friend Hannah. It b...

    'Grist Mill Road' by Christopher J. Yates is a story surrounding a brutal torture that took place 26 years ago leaving then 13 year old Hannah with only one eye and mental scars which haunt her nightmares for years to follow. The question is, was the attack on Hannah unprovoked or is s...