After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in Nana’s crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. Finally back together one last time, when the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours.
The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. Then at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows…
Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide comes in and all is revealed.
With a wicked wink to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, Daisy Darker’s unforgettable twists will leave readers reeling.
Synopsis source: Goodreads
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Pictured with the book in this post is a WIP shot of the Isla Tank Top pattern, for which a free version is available here on my blog!
I really enjoyed this Agatha Christie inspired gothic thriller. I love a good locked room mystery, and while I figured out the big twist and who-done-it almost from the beginning, I still really enjoyed seeing how everything unfolded. I wouldn’t go and call it a thriller, though. The pace was pretty slow and admittedly it took me a bit to get into it. I had tried reading this one once before and couldn’t get into it, so I set it aside. I picked up the audio version from my library app and had much better luck with it.
This is my second book by Alice Feeney, the first having been Sometimes I Lie, and while it didn’t keep me guessing the same way, they knack that Feeney has for telling stories and layering plot lines is masterful. Is it quite what I was expecting after the twists and turns of Sometimes I Lie? No, but if you enjoy locked room mysteries a la Agatha Christie like me, you’ll enjoy this one too.
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