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Orient: A Novel by [Bollen, Christopher]
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“Engrossing….[t]he characters are drawn in vivid detail, and the atmosphere is thickly enveloping.” (New York Times)

“A classic page-turner that would make a fine companion to a towel and beach chair, but also delves deeper into modern paranoia regarding money, class and sexuality.” (Newsday)

“A gorgeously written book whose literary chops are beyond doubt. Come for the prose, and stay for the murders.” (USA Today)

“This is beach reading that’s as intelligent as it is absorbing.” (People)

“Thrilling and suspenseful with subtle shots of hijinks hilarity, this book will have you feeling like you can’t possibly turn the pages fast enough.” (Elle.com)

“Bollen keeps you guessing until the end of this intriguing, fatalistic novel.” (Miami Herald)

“…a book of real intelligence and line-by-line dexterity…” (Chicago Tribune)

“…a seductive new literary thriller….Orient is a novel of sophisticated malice filled with people we love to loathe, and all the better for it.” (New York Daily)

“The test of a thriller is arguably in the resolution, and Orient’s is satisfyingly tense. The guessing game takes in the whole community, all well-drawn, and all with motives to kill…” (Financial Times)

“Bollen takes a real place--the North Folk of Long Island--and weaves a mesmerizing fictional web of characters and mysteries into a story that is as viscerally thrilling as it is intellectually precise.” (BookPage)

From the Back Cover

Amazon Best Mystery of 2015

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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  • File Size: 1272 KB
  • Print Length: 629 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (May 5, 2015)
  • Publication Date: May 5, 2015
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LSRU7ES
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,327 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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