Christopher J Yates The highly anticipated new audiobook from the author whose debut was called "The smart summer thriller you've been waiting for..." (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' 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' 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 90 miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends - Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah - are bound together by a 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.
Christopher J Yates "This is the smart summer thriller you've been waiting for." (NPR's All Things Considered)
Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR in 2015, Black Chalk finally makes its American audiobook debut. A breathless psychological thriller set in New York and at Oxford University in which a group of six students play an elaborate game of dares and consequences with tragic results.
It was only ever meant to be a game played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University - a game of consequences, silly forfeits, and childish dares. But then the game changed: The stakes grew higher and the dares more personal and more humiliating, finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results. Now, 14 years later, the remaining players must meet again for the final round. Who knows better than your best friends what would break you?
A gripping psychological thriller partly inspired by the author's own time at Oxford University, Black Chalk is perfect for fans of the high tension and expert pacing. Christopher J. Yates' background in puzzle writing and setting is clearly felt in the plotting of this clever, tricky audiobook that will keep listeners guessing till the very last track.
This program includes a bonus chapter from Christopher J. Yates' upcoming book, Grist Mill Road, set to publish in 2018.