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 dying of a stricken 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 reduce long island. even though 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 obvious in public for greater than thirty years.
For McGrath, one other loss of life attached to this probably cursed kinfolk dynasty turns out greater than only a twist of fate. although a lot has been written approximately Cordova’s darkish and unsettling motion pictures, little or no is understood concerning the guy himself.
pushed by means of revenge, interest, and a necessity for the reality, McGrath, because of strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world.
The final time he obtained with reference to exposing the director, McGrath misplaced his marriage and his occupation. This time he could lose even more.
Night Film, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel via the dazzlingly creative 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 pace, and its power stands out as the envy of any summer season blockbuster. Your standard author of thrillers may still lust for Pessl’s deft contact with character.”—Joe Hill, The ny instances ebook Review
“Mysterious or even a bit head-spinning, an grand act of imagination.”—Dean Baquet, The manhattan instances ebook Review
“Maniacally smart . . . Cordova is a monomaniacal genius who creeps into the darkest crevices of the human psyche. . . . As a research of an excellent mythmaker, Night Film is an soaking up act of myth-making itself. . . . Dastardly enjoyable . . . The plot appears like an M. C. Escher nightmare approximately Edgar Allan Poe. . . . You’ll leave out your subway cease, enable dinner burn and begin napping with the lighting fixtures on.”—The Washington Post
“Haunting . . . a suspenseful, sprawling page-turner.”—USA Today
“Entrancing and pleasant . . . [a] whipsmart humdinger of a mystery . . . It feels, in particular issues, new.”—The Boston Globe
“Gripping . . . a masterful puzzle . . . Pessl builds up actual suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A very deeply imagined publication . . . sprints to an finishing that’s equivalent elements nagging and haunting: What lingers, past the entire page-turning, is a density of attainable clues that leaves you leafing backward, scanning fictional weblog reviews and newspaper clippings, confident there’s a few mystery element that would snap every thing into focus.”—New York
“Hypnotic . . . the true and the imaginary, existence 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.