Book Review #5: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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Title: And Then There Were None

Author: Agatha Christie

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

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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.

 

Agatha Christie does it again! I don’t know how she does it but she gets me every single time. And Then There Were None is one of the most complex plots by Agatha Christie. Following the ten strangers in the isolated island mansion, who are getting murdered one by one, the story was shocking, surprising and spine-chilling. Throughout the novel you can feel the tension in the atmosphere and the psychological effect it was having on the characters. Even as a reader, I could feel the doom coming but like the characters, I too was uncertain who’s next. Every time you turn the page, there’s a plot twist waiting to jump out at you. And it makes sure to blow your mind away. The final reveal of who the killer is a thunderbolt. It was also amazing to see why and how the killer committed the murders. The extent to which Agatha Christie had to think, plan and then write this novel is unfathomable.

 

Final Verdict:

Agatha Christie’s masterpiece And Then There Were None gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.

 

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