The Spectacular

by by Fiona Davis
This story is inspired by actual events of bombs placed in NYC landmarks in the 1950s. It follows the story of a young girl who sacrifices to realize her dream of being a Radio City Rockette. She also tries to find the person responsible for the NYC bombings. The Spectacular by Fiona Davis #historicalfiction, #womensfiction, #reading, #BooksToRead, #fiction, #bookclubbooks, #bookclub, #bestbooks, #reading, #books, #mystery, #thespectacular, #fionadavis

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"Fiona Davis just gets better and better! Nineteen-year-old dance teacher Marion, feeling trapped by her straitlaced father and her upcoming engagement, impulsively auditions for the Rockettes and is soon flung into a sequined world of grueling rehearsals, stage glitter, and four shows per day. When an anonymous bomber targets Radio City Music Hall, Marion's glittering new life reveals a dangerous dark side and she is flung into the search for a killer-but how can a kick-line dancer help save the city she loves? The Spectacular dazzles from start to finish." -Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Diamond Eye

"Fiona Davis once again shines while spotlighting the fascinating yet lesser-known history of a New York City landmark. A propulsive novel packed with mystery, thrills, and long-buried secrets, The Spectacular is a unique, spellbinding read not to be missed. I loved it." -Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday and The Ways We Hide

"Another brilliant book from a brilliant author! This is historical fiction at its finest, combining elements of love, betrayal, and pursuing one's dreams amid the glamor of Radio City Music Hall and the shadow of a madman terrorizing the city." -Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of The Many Daughters of Afong Moy

"Filled with intrigue, suspense and captivating characters, The Spectacular has everything I love in a novel. Fiona Davis has shaped this true crime-inspired story like a master choreographer, mesmerizing her audience with every breathless twist and turn of the narrative, right up to the thrilling finale." -Ann Leary, New York Times bestselling author of The Foundling

"Fiona Davis returns with yet another dazzling novel set in one of New York City's most iconic venues: Radio City Music Hall. Set in the 1950s, Marion Brooks is the Rockette's newest dancer, but she soon learns that the stage is a cutthroat place for a young woman - and so is the big city. When an elusive bomber targets Radio City, Marion begins to hunt for the truth, but doing so puts herself and her family in peril. Especially after she realizes her family has hidden a few truths of their own...Secrets, sleuthing, young romance, and glittering kicklines: Fiona Davis' latest has it all. Theater lovers, or anyone who dreams of a life onstage, will relish this one." -Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary and The London Seance Society

"Fiona Davis has constructed another entrancing time machine, inviting us inside Radio City Music Hall circa 1956 not only to sit in the audience, but to dance on its fabled stage. Equal parts historical fiction and page-turning thriller, this book is propulsive, immersive, and terrifically suspenseful. Readers will dance and sleuth and fall in love with Marion Brooks, the brave Rockette who defies her father's wishes to insist on a bigger life. Never has a novel been so aptly titled - The Spectacular is spectacular, a paean to following your dreams." -Nina de Gramont, New York Times bestselling author of The Christie Affair

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