And Then There Were None || My Very First Agatha Christie

 

Title: And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
Page Count: 202 pages
Genre: Mystery // Fiction
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: March 29, 2011 (this edition)
Buy It: Chapters Indigo

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS

I was alwasy hesitant to try an Agatha Christie novel because I was intimidated by the writing. Yep, I’ll admit it. classics and very popular older books intimidate me. I’m so glad I’m part of a book club because if it wasn’t for the book club I never would’ve picked this up!

The first 40 pages were a bit slow and tough to get into but once I hit page 45 (exactly I made note haha) I hit a stride and I did not want to put it down and go to sleep! I just needed a nudge to stick with it, thank you Liz 🙂 Master Book Club.

There’s a reason they call Agatha the Queen of Mystery. She’s got a way of keeping you on your toes and I really think whoever made the game Clue was a fan of hers. The characters were well written and I liked the pacing of her writing. It kept me reading and kept me going.

I definitely couldn’t guess where the story was going at all. I would love to read more of her books. Dang… another collection to collect. I’m shaking my head but also secretly happy about more books to collect.

Give this one a try if you’re an Agatha newbie like me!

 

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