A gripping novel of culture clash and murder: As summer draws to a close, a small Long Island town is gripped by a series of mysterious deaths - and one young man, a loner taken in by a local, tries to piece together the crimes before his own time runs out.
Orient is an isolated town on the north fork of Long Island, its future as a historic village newly threatened by the arrival of wealthy transplants from Manhattan - many of them artists. One late summer morning, the body of a local caretaker is found in the open water; the same day a monstrous animal corpse is found on the beach, presumed a casualty from a nearby research lab. With rumors flying, eyes turn to Mills Chevern - a tumbleweed orphan newly arrived in town from the West with no ties and a hazy history. As the deaths continue and fear in town escalates, Mills is enlisted by Beth, an Orient native in retreat from Manhattan, to help her uncover the truth. With the clock ticking, Mills and Beth struggle to find answers, faced with a killer they may not be able to outsmart.
Rich with character and incident yet deeply suspenseful, Orient marks the emergence of a novelist of enormous talent.
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IF YOU UNDERSTAND/LIKE/APPRECIATE/ESTIMATE A WELL SOPHISTICATED, COMPLEX, INGENIOUS, MULTI-LAYERED INTELLIGENT MYSTERY you have to read it..
The reasons I wanted to read this book were:
-- THIS BOOK IS A FINALIST of the 28th Lambda in the category GAY FICTION.
-- THIS REVIEW on Amazon
The reason I chosen an audio book:
-- I listened to a sample and I loved the narrator
-- I looked for an audio book and I wanted as much as I can get. 21 hours and 37 min sounded like the most I could get for one credit on the Audible.
Christopher Bollen is an extremely talented writer and he did an excellent job in creating a gripping and paranoia atmosphere of a small community on Long Island. The mystery is outstanding. I am not going to tell a single word about it. You'll have many suspicious, assumptions, guesses. They will be probably ALL wrong. No spoiler from me.
READ IT. That is all I'd like to say.
If you have a possibility to chose an audio book, just do it. Michael Rahhal made this incredible book into a listening experience of the highest perfection.
very slow at the beginning, but then...
....the story is gathering speed and suspense is growing chapter by chapter. It is worth the money and time.