Author: Jodie Lynn Zdrok
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
Rating: 5 stars
eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley
Spectacle follows a sixteen-year-old named Nathalie Baudin who writes the morgue column for a journal in Paris. Murders start happening and she soon starts seeing visions of their murder through the eyes of the killer. She can only hope that they will be enough to help catch the person responsible before its too late.
When I found out I was approved for this I literally screamed. I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper and needed more murder mystery in my life. This book was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Although it may be similar to the previous book mentioned, the author adds a dash of paranormal and magic that lures you in and gives it its own spin.
From the first page you are swept into this eerie plot. There were no slow spots for me as it left me engaged and guessing the whole way through. Although I had my suspects, I wasn’t expecting the outcome and its always refreshing to be surprised!
Nathalie is a wonderful character that grows a lot throughout the book and really tries to find out who she is. Some of the other characters weren’t as fleshed out as some but it didn’t deter me from enjoying the back. One thing that stood out for me was that there was no romance. Nathalie may have liked someone but they were never together and not much was said about it and its great to find a book that doesn’t need all that for a great plot.
Nathalie’s visions are a unique way at looking at the murders and add a more eerie feel to the book. There is some background to her visions and how it may be tied to her family but for the most part the magic (not sure what other word to use) is subtle with most other characters and hopefully there will be another book that delves more into it!
Overall, this was a wonderfully fantastic read and I can’t wait to see what comes next from this author!