I didn’t get enough Christie from Murder on the Orient Express so I picked up the other of her most famous books. Did I like it as much as the other? Let’s find out!
PG-13 (Violence and some language) : 264 pages
First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.
- This book has a more ominous tone than Murder on the Orient Express. This is because the murders are continuous throughout the entire story. No one is safe!
- Another reason that this has a different tone is that there is no detective figure. Everyone is a suspect so you can never just be comfortable with the characters.
- Much like Murder on the Orient Express, there is no obvious answer to the mystery. No matter how hard I tried, I could not figure it out!
- The murderers’s plot is based off a nursery rhyme. This adds a really creepy vibe as well as adds an interesting layer to it all.
- There were a lot a characters in this book and you get each and every one’s perspective. This makes for a really full and sometimes confusing story line.
- Along the lines of the last point, the format of this book felt hard to follow at times.
This was a really fun read! I encourage mystery lovers to pick this one up!
- Characters – 5/5 (So many! All were equally fleshed out.)
- Plot – 5/5 (Really great idea and executed well.)
- Writing – 4/5 (Format sometimes confused me.)
- Uniqueness- 5/5 (No detective and based off a nursery rhyme.)
Overall I give this 4.75 Little Indians out of 5
Have you read this book? What did you think of it? I would love to know!