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Enter the NIGHT FILM on August 20, 2013.
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.
Advance Praise for NIGHT FILM:
“A rare and wonderful thing—an ambitious novel that hits its target fair and square. Night Film is beautifully imagined, beautifully written, and hypnotically suspenseful.”—Lee Child, author of A Wanted Man
“A testament to [Pessl’s] tremendous gifts as a storyteller.” —Scott Smith, author of The Ruins
“LIGHTNING INDEED STRIKES TWICE. Ms. Pessl has done it again by taking us on a dark and menacing thrill ride. Her mismatched trio of investigators search through the rubble of the irresistible and incomparable world of FILM-LORE and FAN-ATICAL IDOLIZATION. She constructs, so expertly, a driving get-up-at-four-in-the-morning-so-you-can-have-time-to-read MYTH-tery, replete with dazzling visual aides. Night Film is a modern and mystical masterwork from a commanding voice in the genre.”- Jamie Lee Curtis
“Get ready to talk about this book.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A literary mystery that’s also a page-turner. . .Night Film might be the most talked-about novel this summer.”—Time Out New York
“This summer’s Gone Girl: a completely absorbing literary thriller.”—Library Journal
“Seven years after Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Pessl returns with a novel as twisted and intelligent as that lauded debut.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“Inventive. . .Think Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King meet Guillermo del Toro.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Noirish, impish and stylish, this literary thriller delivers twists, kinks and characters to care about. . .Night Film gets two thumbs up.” —More Magazine
“Expands from a seemingly straightforward mystery into a multifaceted, densely byzantine exploration of much larger issues. . .Into this mazelike world of dead ends and false leads, McGrath ventures with his two, much younger helpers, Nora and Hopper, brilliantly portrayed Holmesian “irregulars” who may finally understand more about Ashley than their mentor, whose linear approach to fact finding might miss the point entirely.”—Booklist (starred review)