Title: And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Ten . . .”
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious “U.N. Owen.”
“Nine . . .”
At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.
“Eight . . .”
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . one by one they begin to die.
“Seven . . .”
Who among them is the killer and will any of them survive?
Ten people gets invited to a party at a well known island – cue the confetti and throw in your bathing suit while you’re at it! Doesn’t that sound like a dream getaway to you? *scoffs*. Well, that’s not the case. Each guest gets murdered one by one and they come to realize that the murderer is one of them….
I enjoyed this book! Took me two sittings to finish it and I completely devoured that last few pages – still a shock to me! This was my first Mystery novel, therefore I’m new to Christie’s work – and it definitely lived up to the hype. Honestly, going into the book was a bit of a trouble for me. Being my first thriller, I struggled to keep up with the pace and the little bits of clues throughout the novel, so I can’t say that this book was entirely flawless. Not to me, at least. Still, I was captivated by the writing of the novel. It’s abrupt, yet it flows together just as the story does. It’s not a very lengthy book, about 300 pages (mass market paperback), and following through the events of several murders, it kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time! I’m very impressed, and I understand now why Christie’s labelled the Queen of mystery.
A very well thought out novel – lots of twists and turns that are bound to keep you guessing. I doubt anyone saw that plot twist coming… then again, there’s a twist in every chapter! Definitely not my last AC novel. I’m excited to pick up another one of her works!
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? What are some of your favorite Agatha Christie novel? I’d love recommendations!