Silver Nitrate

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Silver Nitrate by Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - From the New York Times bestselling author of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau and Mexican Gothic comes a fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film--and awakens one woman's hidden powers.

"No one punctures the skin of reality to reveal the lurking, sinister magic beneath better than Silvia Moreno-Garcia."--Kiersten White, #1 bestselling author of Hide

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE SUMMER: The New York Times, NPR, Chicago Tribune, Paste, Lit Hub, CrimeReads

Montserrat has always been overlooked. She's a talented sound editor, but she's left out of the boys' club running the film industry in '90s Mexico City. And she's all but invisible to her best friend, Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, though she's been in love with him since childhood.

Then Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and the legendary auteur claims he can change their lives--even if his tale of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. The magic film was never finished, which is why, Urueta swears, his career vanished overnight. He is cursed.

Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse . . . but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend.

As they work together to unravel the mystery of the film and the obscure occultist who once roamed their city, Montserrat and Tristán may find that sorcerers and magic are not only the stuff of movies.

Publisher: Del Rey Books
Published: 07/18/2023
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.30w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780593355367


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/03/2023
Booklist 05/15/2023 pg. 26
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2023
Library Journal 06/01/2023 pg. 98
Shelf Awareness 07/21/2023
BookPage 08/01/2023

About the Author
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the novels The Daughter of Dr. Moreau, Velvet Was the Night, Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, and a bunch of other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (aka. Cthulhu's Daughters). She has won the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award for her work as a novelist.