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GRIST MILL ROAD is Your New Thriller Obsession

Tana French just blurbed it. Ruth Ware is tweeting about it. Actress and debut author Krysten Ritter is Instagramming it. And it has THREE *starred* reviews.

“It” is GRIST MILL ROAD, a new thriller from Christopher J. Yates, whose previous book, BLACK CHALK, was an NPR Best Book of the Year optioned for film by Ron Howard.

GRIST MILL ROAD opens in small-town upstate New York in 1982 where Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah are bound together in a love triangle held all the tighter by one seemingly senseless but decidedly criminal act. A quarter of a century later, living lives their younger selves could never have predicted, the three meet again—with even more devastating results.

“Mesmerizing and impossible to put down, this novel demands full attention, full empathy, and full responsibility; in return it offers poignant insight into human fragility and resilience.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A] haunting, disturbing, beautiful and demanding novel…. The intensity of the storytelling is exhilarating and unsettling.” — Booklist, starred review

“[An] edgy, intelligent thriller…. The reader’s sympathies shift as each character brings a different perspective to the events that shaped them. Unexpected twists keep the tension high.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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

“Dark, intense, and disturbing, Christopher Yates’ GRIST MILL ROAD begins with a shock and keeps the suspense burning page after page. A thriller with imagination to spare. Highly recommended.” — Krysten Ritter, actress and author of BONFIRE

GRIST MILL ROAD will be available from Picador and Macmillan Audio on January 9, 2018.

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