Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday Thoughts ~ Books from the Backlog

Happy Thursday . . .  aka, Happy Almost Friday!!

It's time for Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books.  It's a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks . . . or on your eReader.



 


This week's neglected book is . . . 

Night Film 
Release Date:  July 1, 2014
Publisher:  Random House


From Goodreads:  On a damp October night, 24-year-old 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 Stanislaus 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.


Why I selected it:  A mysterious daughter, a mysterious father, and a mysterious death piqued my interest.

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4 comments:

Sophia Rose said...

Oh wow! A reclusive horror film director and a death. I can see why this one grabbed you. :)

Carole Wooten said...

I have heard great things about this book, Catherine! I actually have a copy sitting on my shelf waiting to be read as well :) I do hope you enjoy this one.

Literary Feline said...

I read this and really enjoyed it. It was very dark, but oh so good! I hope you enjoy it when you read it.

Orewon said...

It is interesting to read your blog post and I am going to share it with my friends.aybabg

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