Thursday, 29 August 2013

Night Film: A Novel by Marisha Pessl

Night Film
A Novel
by Marisha Pessl

Hardcover, 624 pages

Wow! This has got to be my favourite book this year. A mystery with so many layers, you will savour every page. And you get a lot of pages for your buck, topping at over 600.

The official synopsis:
On a damp October night, the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. By all appearances her death is a suicide—but investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. Though much has been written about the dark and unsettling films of Ashley's father, Stanislas Cordova, very little is known about the man himself. As McGrath pieces together the mystery of Ashley's death, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of New York City and the twisted world of Stanislas Cordova, and he begins to wonder—is he the next victim? In this novel, the dazzlingly inventive writer Marisha Pessl offers a breathtaking mystery that will hold you in suspense until the last page is turned.

Vibrant, fascinating characters, a completely fresh and intriguing sleuthing team, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the last page. And possibly even after that. Seriously, you will want to think about the book, talk about the book and make sure your best friends all get to read it so you can talk about it with them.

MARISHA PESSL grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and now lives in New York City. Special Topics in Calamity Physics, her debut novel, was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. It won the 2006 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize (now the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize), and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. The author lives in New York, NY.