‘There’s no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy’s Acre.’ But that’s such a beautiful place, exactly what Michael Rogers has always dreamt of. That’s why he decides not to listen to the locals’ warnings and to build a house and a family there. But Gipsy’s Acre is the place where accidents happen…
♥️ I liked:
🌜Blake’s quote at the beginning of the book. It’s precious and it perfectly sets the gloomy atmosphere that characterises the mystery.
👩 Greta. Ellie’s (Michael’s wife) best friend and confident. She is an ambiguous character, loved by Ellie, but hated by everybody else.
🖤 The atmosphere. It’s very dark and gloomy, it perfectly represents Michael, from whose point of view the story is told.
👵 Michael’s mum. She is probably the only good clue that can lead to the whodunnit.
📍The end. The best part of the book, totally unexpected (at least for me). It’s the only part of the book where you can actually be sure that Agatha Christie is the author!
🤔I wasn’t so sure about:
🐌The pace. Too slow, too slow, too slow. Nothing really happens till the end of the book. Really different from any other Of her books.
👱♀️Ellie. She looks too nice and naive, almost unreal. Again, being used to Agatha Christie’s characters – so complex – Ellie seems out of place.
👴🏻The architect. To be honest, I am still trying to understand what his role in the book was.
⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 stars Not my favourite Agatha Christie’s mystery, but still worth reading.