By Marisha Pessl
Random House, 2013, 602 pgs. Fiction
The size of this book my intimidate some people but the story moves so quickly and the plot is so detailed that I barely noticed. I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed the narrator as well as the mystery combined with creepy characters and somewhat mystical feel. The book is written in a clever format using screenshots of websites, news clippings and police reports so definitely look through the book even if you listen to the audio version since there is a lot of imagery added to the suspense.
In this book Pessl uses a mysterious father-daughter relationship as the focus of the mystery being solved. Ashley Cordova is the daughter of filmmaker Stanislas Cordova who has a dark history. She supposedly commits suicide and from here the book goes in to an intense investigation of her death, her life, and Cordova's life as well. The main character, a reporter named Scott McGrath, is intriguing and it was interesting to read (hear) his story as well and why he is so intent on proving Ashley didn't commit suicide.