This creepy story was right up my alley. I adore Phantom of the Opera and this gothic romance retelling brought me into a similar dark setting with mysterious characters, but with ballet performances, experiments, and murders. The author has a vast knowledge of ballet and rock climbing, two things I know nothing about. The pace picked up for me after the first few chapters and then I couldn’t put it down until I knew what happened. I truly didn’t see the ending twists coming! Yes, there’s more than one twist!
If you’re a fan of Phantom of the Opera, ballet, mysteries, and theater, you will enjoy this story!
Title: THE REDPOINT CRUX
Author: Morgan Shamy
Rating: 4 | 5 stars
Available June 9, 2020 from The Parliament House. Preorder today!
About the story: When Megan Van Helsburg gets kicked off the U.S.A. Climbing Team, she has no choice but to return home and leave her climbing career behind. With no coach, no money, and no prospects, she joins the corps de ballet determined to improve her strength and agility. But the ballet theater is in dire straits. Not only do a series of murders break loose, but the ballerinas are becoming deathly thin and brain-dead. As Megan investigates, she meets Bellamy, a tortured young man who lives beneath the depths of the theater. Megan falls hard and fast for Bellamy, who becomes her mentor, but something is off about him. It isn’t until the company announces they’re doing Giselle for the fall performance that Megan realizes the parallels between the ghost story and the lives around her. Megan must find a way to not only save her climbing career, but balance her feelings for Bellamy, and stop the murders and dying girls before she, too, is numbered among the dead.
Thank you to NetGalley, Morgan Shamy, and The Parliament House for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.