The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont⁠ – Book Review

Genre

Mystery

The Plot

⁠The book is focused on the 11 days during which Agatha Christie went missing in 1926. It had been a difficult period for her, with her mother’s death and her husband Archie leaving her for another woman. The narrator is a fictionalised version of Archie’s mistress: Nan O’Dea. Despite their differences, the two women become allies and work together to unravel a secret that only Nan holds the key to.⁠

❤️ What I liked about The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont⁠

📑 The story. It’s not a secret that I love Agatha Christie, and I read quite a few books focused on her disappearance. When I saw this book, I jumped at the chance of reading another version of what happened during those 11 days, and I was not disappointed.⁠s, isn’t it?⁠


✍️ The writing. The book is easy to read, especially towards the end. The descriptions are well written, and the characters are very well crafted.⁠


👧 Nan’s backstory. I live in Ireland, and I enjoyed reading about Nan, how she went on holiday in Ireland as a young girl, and how she fell in love with the Irish countryside. ⁠

I wasn’t so sure about

Nan is the main character. Nan is the only narrator, and she appears to be the real focus of the story. At times Agatha Christie seemed to be just an afterthought. I guess I would have probably enjoyed it more without the connection to Agatha Christie. ⁠

To the score

⭐⭐⭐ 3.5/5 An interesting book, different from the others I read on the subject. It was not exactly what I was expecting, though, so it left me a bit unsure whether I liked it or not 😅

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