The Ghost Network (Paperback)

By Catie Disabato

Melville House Publishing, 9781612194349, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

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Description

Has the world's hottest pop star been kidnapped, joined a secret sect, or simply gone into hiding? The answer lies in the abandoned subway stations of Chicago . . .

One minute insanely famous pop singer Molly Metropolis is on her way to a major performance in Chicago, and the next, she's gone.

A journalist who's been covering Molly joins the singer's personal assistant in an increasingly desperate search to find her, guided by a journal left behind in her hotel room, and possible clues hidden in her songs--all of which seem to point to an abandoned line in the Chicago subway system.

It leads them to a map of half-completed train lines underneath Chicago, which in turn leads them to the secret, subterranean headquarters of an obscure intellectual sect--and the realization that they've gone too far to turn back. And if a superstar can disappear without a trace . . . what can happen to these young women?

Suspenseful and wildly original, The Ghost Network is a novel about larger-than-life fantasies--of love, sex, pop music, amateur detective work, and personal reinvention. Debut novelist Catie Disabato bursts on the scene with an ingeniously plotted, witty, haunting mystery.


About the Author

CATIE DISABATO is a columnist for Full Stop. She's written criticism and commentary for This Recording, The Millions, and The Rumpus, and her short fiction was recently featured on Joyland. After growing up in Chicago and graduating from Oberlin College, she now lives in L.A. and works in public relations.