Random House - 2013
One of these skeptics is disgraced journalist Scott McGrath, who was involved with Stanislas Cordova before, and the outcome was not pretty for him; it cost him his job. McGrath thinks if he can get to the bottom of Ashley's death, it 'll be an opportunity to get some satisfaction. As McGrath and his team dig deep into Cordova's past, the reader is taken on a dark and sometimes shocking ride.
Just who is Stanislas Cordova, and why has he been in hiding for over 20 years? Why do his cult fans, who call themselves Cordovites, meet in abandoned buildings? As the reader, these are just a few of the things that I hoped I'd find out after tackling this 600+ page book.
Night Film was a very different read for me.The writing was very good and I loved all of the twists, turns and clues along the way. At times I wasn't sure where the story was going, but I never felt frustrated either. I enjoyed the audio version, read by Jake Weber. At times, I found myself sitting in a parking lot listening just a bit longer after reaching my destination --- that is unusual for me. However, in my opinion, you will be missing out if you just listen to this one. It is important to have the print edition to see what the author included to add interest to the narrative. She provided things like excerpts from magazine articles, newspaper headlines, police reports, crime scene photos, screen shots and even online message board posts.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and think it did a good job living up to the hype. The characters were well developed, It was fun looking for clues, and I was satisfied with the ending. I am still happy thinking about the I spent time with this book.
(thank you to NetGalley/Random House for and eGalley)
(Audio Book from my library)