And Then There Were None
The best part of a good mystery is becoming captivated and immersed in the story as readers work alongside detectives solving classic who-done-it cases. Agatha Christie’s novel, And Then There Were None, is the crown jewel of its genre, and a book I devoured in just one sitting.
The story begins with an invitation for eight strangers to attend a weekend island getaway. Upon arrival, the guests enter the dining room to find ten figurines centered on the table along with a copy of an ominous nursery rhyme. A recorded message plays, accusing each of the guests of hiding a guilty secret and by the end of the night one of the guests is found dead.
This mystery is unique because there is no detective, everyone is a target, and no one is safe. And so the story takes readers on a thrilling, twisted whirlwind of revenge and murder without motive or reason in sight. That is, of course, until there are none.
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