Saturday, October 12

Book Review: And Then There Were None

Title: And Then There Were None

Author: Agatha Christie

Pages: EBook 172

Summary: Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who fails to appear but leaves a recording accusing all of undetected murder. Cut off by his orders, one by one each die according to a nursery rhyme Ten Little Indians. A confession in a bottle solves how nobody remains alive.

My Rating: 9.75/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This book was next to impossible to put down. Even though the plot of the book is given away by the poem in the beginning, I was completely invested in the book, as I read almost frantically to find out the end.

I was engrossed in this book, as I tried to figure out who the murder was and who would be murdered next. The author created an excellent psychological atmosphere, and the way she wrote the reactions of characters was excellent. The characters themselves were interesting and eclectic cast. Which added to the fun of trying to guess who was the murder, if it was one of them at all. The book had such a wide spectrum of characters, who were well written, and all came together and into the story nicely. Not all the characters are likable, but they are unlikeable in a good way, because of some of their past events, or their personalities, just don't mesh well. But, even the ones I did like, I was sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting to see when and how they'd die. Actually, I think near the end, I was hoping they would die faster, so I could find out who the murder was, because the author is constantly keeping you guessing.

The ending was phenomenal, but I can't say more without giving away the ending. Overall it was a fantastic and engaging read - and one I'd highly recommend to read.

Would I recommend it to read: I would recommend this one. Out of the few books by the author I've read so far this one was the best, in fact it's one of the best mysteries I've read. Any fan of mysteries would enjoy this one, and I think this would be a good choice for those who are undecided about mystery books.

What to read next: I'd find more books by Agatha Christie, she may be hit or miss, but there are some good ones out there.

Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge

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