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Waiting on Wednesday: Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Expected Release Date: August 20, 2013

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.

(summary via Goodreads)

It’s interesting to note that I read Pessl’s debut novel years ago when it came out and found it sort of problematic.  There was much hubub about how it was being made into a movie, and from what I can tell, the film stalled in pre-production.  Despite my reservations about Pessl’s first book, there was always a good chance I’d read something else by her.

This one looks interesting.  I’m a little obsessed with mysteries right now, and so this one fits into my latest research hobby.  I don’t know.  I’ll definitely be giving this one a shot when it comes out later this summer.

What are you waiting on this week?

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