Author Event: Jodie Lynn Zdrok
Local author Jodie Lynn Zdrok visits Page 158 Books to discuss her new book Spectacle. Paris, 1887. Sixteen-year-old Nathalie Baudin writes the daily morgue column for Le Petit Journal. Her job is to summarize each day’s new arrivals, a task she finds both fascinating and routine. That is, until the day she has a vision of the newest body, a young woman, being murdered…from the perspective of the murderer himself. When the body of another woman is retrieved from the Seine hours later, Nathalie realizes there is a killer haunting the streets of Paris—and her strange new ability may make her the only one who can discover his identity. Her search for answers sends her down a long, twisty road involving her mentally ill aunt, a brilliant but deluded scientist, and eventually into the chilling depths of the Parisian Catacombs. Nathalie must follow the clues in her visions to discover the truth about who is murdering the young women of Paris—before she becomes a target herself. For more information, call 919-435-1843.