Publication Date: 3 March 2003
Genre: Crime / Mystery Thriller
“Ten…” Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious ‘U.N.Owen’.
‘Nine…’ At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.
‘Eight…’ Stranded by violent storm, and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme counting down one by one… as one by one… they begin to die.
‘Seven…’ Which amongst them is the killer and will any of them survive? (synopsis from the book)
Crimes and mystery-thrillers aren’t my genre but Agatha Christie is one of the best, so why not give a try. This is my first crime/mystery-thriller book. I read it with my buddy Ate Kathleen…. And I really really really like it!
I was so excited to start this but at the same time I was afraid that maybe, I won’t like it and leave it unfinished. I don’t know what to expect and how to react.
The book is well-written. It’s easy to read and full of interesting happenings. There are some scenes that frightened me and gave me goosebumps. Honestly, I got confused in the beginning because there’s a lot of characters. I kept on guessing who is the responsible until the epilogue. Did my guess right? NO, I did not. All of my guess are wrong. While reading, I’m so eager to finish it… So that I can have the answers for all my questions. The author is so clever that she made keep me on turning the pages until the end.
My expectation is so high and she didn’t fail me up to the last page of this book. I’m so excited to read her other books.
About The Author:
Agatha Christie is known throughout the world as the Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in 100 foreign countries. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only by Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 80 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott.