Monday, January 20, 2014

Night Film by Pessl

3
Pretty sure you have to add this one to your MUST read list.  It does haunt you even when you aren't reading it.  A thriller/mystery that I only had issue with in the last hundred pages or so.  I would think it was over and then it wasn't.  I just finished it and I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending.  I need a CLEAR ending...you don't get that. :(  I have no doubt it will be a movie and it will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Guaranteed.

Summary from Goodreads:
 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller and Goodreads Choice Award Nominee!

A page-turning thriller for readers of Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and Stieg Larsson, Night Film tells the haunting story of a journalist who becomes obsessed with the mysterious death of a troubled prodigy—the daughter of an iconic, reclusive filmmaker.

On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova—a man who hasn’t been seen in public for more than thirty years.

For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence. Though much has been written about Cordova’s dark and unsettling films, very little is known about the man himself.

Driven by revenge, curiosity, and a need for the truth, McGrath, with the aid of two strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world.

The last time he got close to exposing the director, McGrath lost his marriage and his career. This time he might lose even more.

Night Film, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel by the dazzlingly inventive Marisha Pessl, will hold you in suspense until you turn the final page.
 

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