10.30.2022

finished reading

The remote setting of this thriller is as much a character as any person.  It's the perfect location for diabolical shenanigans.  There are dual narratives: Daisy's childhood and the present.  I did like the dysfunction of the family--that each member of the family had a distinct role.  The plot twist wasn't much of a thrill.  

Ultimately, this book was not one of the best I've read this year.

From the publisher:
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.

1 comment:

  1. Did someone say, "And Then There Were None?" I'm in!

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