Book review: Polished thriller with silver screen at the heart of its darkness

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s enjoyably daft novel and its deranged denouement has a different type of movie magic as its central premise

Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Silver Nitrate is her ninth novel since 2015

This year will be remembered for many things, not least the cultural tsunami known as Barbenheimer which left all commentators worth their salt blue in the face from banging on about movie magic.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia has a very different type of celluloid sorcery in mind with Silver Nitrate. There have been magical manoeuvrings in Mexico City since her 2015 debut Signal To Noise and her ninth novel, which indicates a supernatural work rate as well ...