Book Review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

NF

I used this book for the Treasure Hunt (a time of day), Women Challenge, Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge, and 52 Books in 52 Weeks.

Summary from Goodreads: 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.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. One reason I didn’t love this book was because it was soooooo long. However most of it was pretty interesting (except when McGrath gets lost on Cordova’s estate forever… snore). I loved the ending, which was kind of open to interpretation. It could have a completely rational ending or you could stick with the paranormal theories that the characters had about Ashley and Cordova.

4-stars

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