Grist Mill Road: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: January 2018

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes


'Four distinct voices tell the story of a disturbing incident and its far-reaching aftermath...It's a labyrinth of shifting perspectives, but the narrators keep this grim story focused and mesmerizing.' - AudioFile Magazine

The highly anticipated new audiobook from the author whose debut was called "The smart summer thriller you've been waiting for...The novel you should be reading tonight" (NPR's All Things Considered) and was named a Book of the Year by NPR and an Entertainment Weekly Must-List Pick
Christopher J. Yates's cult hit Black Chalk introduced that rare writerly talent: a literary author who could create a plot with the intricacy of a brilliant mental puzzle, and with characters so absorbing that listeners are immediately gripped. Yates's new audiobook does not disappoint.

Grist Mill Road is a dark, twisted, and expertly plotted Rashomon-style tale. The year is 1982; the setting, an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends-Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah-are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again-with even more devastating results.
More praise for Grist Mill Road:
'[Dan] Bittner, Will Damron, Graham Halstead, and Saskia Maarleveld bring the multidimensional characters vividly to life and narrate this complex and twisting tale of psychological suspense in a manner that keeps the listener involved and eager to follow along to its harrowing conclusion.' - Booklist


  • Briana W.

    Started off exciting... Lost my interest mid way... Revealed me back in towards the conclusion.. Ended very oddly.

  • Rachel K

    It didn't hold my attention. At first l thought it was going to be a good book. After awhile it was the same thing and l got bored. I was glad when the book ended.

  • Emily S

    Great story, characters that unfold in unexpected ways! I couldn’t wait to get back to this book each night.

Grist Mill Road: A Novel

by Christopher J. Yates

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