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Grist Mill Road

by Christopher J. Yates

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Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates
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    Jan 2018, 352 pages

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Three friends are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later the three meet again - with even more devastating results.

File this under the annals of memorable opening lines: "I remember the gunshots made a wet sort of sound, phssh phssh phssh, and each time he hit her she screamed. Do the math and the whole thing probably went on for as long as ten minutes. I just stood there and watched."

It is Patch, aka Tricky, aka Patrick McConnell, who was rooted to the ground, who did nothing as his best friend Matthew shot classmate Hannah Jensen in the eye on an otherwise idyllic August summer afternoon in 1982. That singular incident that unraveled when Patch and his friends were on the cusp of their teenage years understandably shapes the adult he will grow up to be. In 2008, Patrick is haunted, insecure, an adult with low self-esteem who has just lost his job as a financial analyst in the fallout from the Great Recession. An occasional food blogger, Patrick now has time to indulge his hobby and marinate in ...

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