A wonderful example of how giving away the ending can add to the story, rather than take away from it. This book reconstructs the events leading up to the murder of Santiago Nasar. It is clear from the beginning not only that he is going to die, but also that nearly everyone in the town where he lives is aware that he is going to be murdered. Even his killers move towards his fate without being able to stop it, even if their behaviour indicates that they want someone else to prevent them from doing the deed.
When you first start this book, you might be put off by the large number of characters and names to remember as well as the unusual style and switching around in time. I would urge you to persevere. It is definitely worth it!