Angel of the Abyss is a pretty good crime noir tale from Ed Kurtz. The story switches back and forth from 1926 during the making of the film to 2013 and the search for the truth behind it.
A Hollywood legend. A long lost and extremely valuable silent film has surfaced and uncovered some deep dark secrets with it. Bodies are starting to pile up as the mystery is slowly revealed. I had a bit of a problem with the character Frank who seemed to be a waste of space and added really nothing to the story line itself and ended up disappearing with no rhyme or reason behind it. I also had a bit of a hard time with the search for the film itself. For a “long, lost” film, it sure wasn’t very hard to find and as a matter of fact several reels were just sitting in an old theater that one of the characters owned.
It sounds like I did not like it very much, but I did enjoy it. Minus a few plot holes I thought it was a very well written novel that could have used a wee more “juice” to keep it moving. 3 Stars. I look forward to reading more Kurtz in the future.*As a member of the DarkFuse / NetGalley Readers Group, I received an advanced copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.