Summer isn’t over yet, but we are so excited about our latest book club choice that we couldn’t wait to fill you all in! As you may have seen in our current issue of Martha Stewart Living, our next addition to the book club line up is Marisha Pessl’s new novel, Night Film.
The book just came out two days ago, and we are already digging in! From the publisher:
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.
If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy yet, you’re in luck! Ms. Pessl was so kind and sent us an autographed copy to give away to one lucky blog reader. To enter, comment below and let us know that you’d like to join along! Comment boards will be open between now and September 15th. See official rules here.
Check back in as we read along for discussion questions and our preliminary thoughts, and find out who won a copy of our September select!
Paulie Dibner is the Assistant Managing Editor for Martha Stewart Living. She has perfected her oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, but is on the hunt for a puff pastry recipe to knock her socks off. Follow her on Instagram @matinauxsaules.