And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Star Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Format: library eaudiobook
Summary: Ten people are summoned to an isolated island by a mysterious host. When they arrive the guests begin to die, one by one and they begin to try to puzzle out what is happening.
Review: So far this has been my favorite Agatha Christie book. It was extremely suspenseful and I could not have guessed how it would end. I think the twist was so good, I’ve never seen anything similar.
This one is different from the other ones I have read, there is no detective trying to parse the mystery out. It’s just ten, semi-regular people trying to figure out why the hell they all keep dying. In a lot of ways it reminded me of the movie Clue, with Tim Curry. Obviously there are huge differences especially in the twists but the whole strangers called to a mysterious mansion and murders start made me think of it.
I kept thinking that someone must survive the story. I loved that Christie was able to keep that expectation alive throughout the whole novel. I think it was very effective. It was very gripping and I had a hard time putting it down. I definitely think this is one that I would like to reread this book some time. I think this is a book that you can notice new things with each reread.
The reveal was so so good. I didn’t know how it could be pulled off but she did it. It was amazing. Man, I cannot believe I hadn’t read anything by her before this year. How did I manage that? She’s amazing.
Recommendation: Okay, so far this is my favorite Christie novel. It’s super good and definitely one you should read.
Challenge prompt: A book set at sea