🏝️ And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie⁠

🔟 First, there were ten strangers invited to a little private island. Their host is nowhere to be found when the murders begin, as described by an old nursery rhyme. One by one all the guests are killed and, by the end of the weekend, there are none. ⁠

♥️ I liked:⁠
✍️ The plot. I think I’ve never read anything like this. It was full of suspense, so cleverly put together. Can it go any better than knowing that at the end of the book there will be none? Just the title makes you wonder: how can they all die? Who is the killer? Somebody else, not in that group of people? Too easy! ⁠
👩 The characters. They are very well put together, especially the ones that die towards the end of the book. You can feel what they feel, their fear, their guilt, their suspicion. I was particularly intrigued by Vera, her emotions, her strength and weakness. She’s accused of the death of a kid: she allowed him to swim out to a dangerous rock at sea and he drowned. Is it true?⁠
🔍 The whodunnit. Well, what can I say? No idea at all, as usual. ⁠
📑 The mention of Ariadne Oliver. This is something I am noticing now, re-reading Agatha Christie. In a lot of her books, she recalls details or characters of other mysteries.⁠

🤔 I wasn’t so sure about:⁠
👵🏻 I missed Poirot and Miss Marple. I am quite fond of both of them, and I really miss them when they are not part of Agatha Christie’s mysteries.⁠
😨 It was so creepy! I mean, usually, her books are not like that, they are just addictive and witty. This was very creepy. From the repetition of that horrific nursery rhyme to the psychological suffering that the characters endure… Or maybe it’s just because I listen to the audiobook. Anyway, don’t read it if you are alone at night!⁠

⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ 4/5⁠ This book was incredible but a bit out of my comfort zone. I am still amazed by the plot and the whodunit!⁠

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