Christopher Bollen - Orient (2nd Hand Paperback)
At the eastern edge of Long Island, far from the hustle of New York City, stands Orient, a village that has been home to a few families for hundreds of years and is now - reluctantly - opening up to wealthy weekenders and artists from the city.
On the last day of summer, a young man with a hazy past appears, and not long after comes a series of horrific events that shatter the peace in this isolated community. Fear and suspicion mount until everyone's secrets threaten to be exposed. But who is Mills Chevern?
What is his real name and why is he here? As all eyes turn towards the orphan drifter, Mills elicits the support of Beth Shepherd, an Orient native who is hiding a secret of her own . . .
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2015 (Scribner)
- ISBN : 9781471136160
- SKU : B002551
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
‘Expansive, immersive . . . it’s that rare beast, a beautifully wrought page-turner’ - Mariella Frostrup, Observer.
"There is something incredibly appealing in this book. Not only did I feel completely taken with the ripping good mystery plot that was fabulous roller coaster of unexpected events, but also with a lot of believable, well rounded characters, and the haunting sense of time and place. I literally felt glued to the pages, I just couldn’t stop reading even for a second. I was so into the story that chapters just seemed to fly by."
"I was wildly delighted by this smart, sexy mystery set in Orient in Long Island. Orient is a small town populated by old school locals and nouveau riche New Yorkers. Under Orient’s quiet façade hide scandals, crimes, affairs, and shady dealings." - Goodreads Reviews.
'A compelling novel of tragic suspense.' - AM Homes.
'A taut and elegant suspense about strangers and strangeness, suspicion and forgiveness, reinvention and confession.' - Joshua Ferris.
Christopher Bollen is a novelist and magazine writer/editor who lives in New York City. Describing his novels, The Daily Telegraph notes that "Bollen writes expansive, psychologically probing novels in the manner of Updike, Eugenides and Franzen, but he is also an avowed disciple of Agatha Christie.