CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS!
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.
This is the first time I’ve read an Agatha Christie book and I am not disappointed. I now understand why this author is so highly talked about. First off, I found the writing of this book really easy to read. Usually when I read a mystery novel, each page is filled with details and the story tends to drag at certain points, but Agatha Christie definitely knows how to get to the point and only include information that really matters to the story line. The story is told through third person which makes it so much better because we get an insight to each person and be able to read their thoughts and feelings towards the situation.
The whole book kept me guessing from start to finish, when I was sure I knew who the murderer was, Agatha Christie proved me wrong time and time again. But my favorite part of this whole book was the fact that we as readers got to see everything, we got to follow these 10 characters from the moment they were on their way to the island up until their deaths. Then, we got to see bits of the detectives trying to figure out who could have possibly murdered 10 people, and see their theories before we get to the letter that was written by the murderer. It’s in this letter that we find out who killed everyone, why and how! It was so refreshing getting to read from the murderers perspective and know the details, because normally its some half-assed monologue that only explains bits and pieces. If you haven’t read this book I highly recommend it.
Have you read this book, if so, what did you think of it? I’d love to read your thoughts!