By Marisha Pessl
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A page-turning mystery for readers of Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and Stieg Larsson, Night movie tells the haunting tale of a journalist who turns into enthusiastic about the mysterious demise of a prodigy—the daughter of an iconic, reclusive filmmaker.
On a humid October evening, attractive younger Ashley Cordova is located lifeless in an deserted warehouse in decrease big apple. although her loss of life is governed a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects in a different way. As he probes the unusual situations surrounding Ashley’s lifestyles and dying, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the mythical, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova—a guy who hasn’t been visible in public for greater than thirty years.
For McGrath, one other demise attached to this likely cursed family members dynasty turns out greater than only a twist of fate. even though a lot has been written approximately Cordova’s darkish and unsettling motion pictures, little or no is understood in regards to the guy himself.
pushed by way of revenge, interest, and a necessity for the reality, McGrath, due to strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world.
The final time he acquired on the subject of exposing the director, McGrath misplaced his marriage and his occupation. This time he may possibly lose even more.
Night Film, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel through the dazzlingly artistic Marisha Pessl, will carry you in suspense till you switch the ultimate page.
Praise for Night Film
“Night Film has been precision-engineered to be learn at excessive speed, and its power will be the envy of any summer time blockbuster. Your regular author of thrillers may still lust for Pessl’s deft contact with character.”—Joe Hill, The manhattan occasions publication Review
“Mysterious or even a bit head-spinning, an awesome act of imagination.”—Dean Baquet, The big apple instances booklet Review
“Maniacally shrewdpermanent . . . Cordova is a monomaniacal genius who creeps into the darkest crevices of the human psyche. . . . As a research of an outstanding mythmaker, Night Film is an soaking up act of myth-making itself. . . . Dastardly enjoyable . . . The plot sounds like an M. C. Escher nightmare approximately Edgar Allan Poe. . . . You’ll pass over your subway cease, permit dinner burn and begin napping with the lighting on.”—The Washington Post
“Haunting . . . a suspenseful, sprawling page-turner.”—USA Today
“Entrancing and pleasant . . . [a] whipsmart humdinger of a mystery . . . It feels, primarily issues, new.”—The Boston Globe
“Gripping . . . a masterful puzzle . . . Pessl builds up actual suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A very deeply imagined booklet . . . sprints to an finishing that’s equivalent elements nagging and haunting: What lingers, past all of the page-turning, is a density of attainable clues that leaves you leafing backward, scanning fictional web publication reviews and newspaper clippings, optimistic there’s a few mystery aspect that might snap every thing into focus.”—New York
“Hypnotic . . . the genuine and the imaginary, lifestyles and artwork, are dizzyingly distorted not just in a Cordova evening movie . . . yet in Pessl’s personal Night movie as well.”—Vanity Fair
From the Hardcover edition.