Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn't been seen in public since 1971.To his fans he is an enigma.To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy.To Ashley he was a father.On a damp October night the young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan.... show more
Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn't been seen in public since 1971.To his fans he is an enigma.To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy.To Ashley he was a father.On a damp October night the young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Her suicide appears to be the latest tragedy to hit a severely cursed dynasty.For McGrath, another death connected the legendary director seems more than coincidence. Driven by revenge, curiosity and a need for the truth, he finds himself pulled into a hypnotic, disorientating world, where almost everyone seems afraid.The last time McGrath got close to exposing Cordova, he lost his marriage and his career. This time he could lose his grip on reality.
Publish date: August 20th 2013
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Edition language: English
Although the ending was a letdown, this was a great book to break a reading slump. It was absorbing, fast-paced, kept me guessing, and I really liked all the film lore that Pessl built up around Cordova. The scene in the warehouse/film set was my favorite for sure. She definitely writes a convincing...
Sovereign. Deadly. Almost perfect. This book was the creepy puzzle-box of a novel that I have been hunting for over the years. This is what I wanted out of books like House of Leaves (and ultimately didn't get). This book hits that wonderful sweet spot where you're never quite certain whether or n...
The body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova has been found in an abandoned warehouse. It appears as though she has committed suicide. But investigative journalist Scott McGrath believes this is not true. Ashley's father is Stanislas Cordova, an enigma. He's a film director whose dark, unsettling wor...
Night Film gripped me. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book, reading the book in large chunks, taking breaks and taking my time, because of dark and disturbing content, and also to just think. This book made me think a lot. The story isn't what I would call scary, but thrilling or suspe...
I wanted to love this book. Everyone loves this book. But I didn't love this book. It was just okay.I found it interesting at the beginning, but it began to drag on and on until I eventually lost interest in the mystery, because I just wanted it to be over. I didn't DNF it because I had just enough ...
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