Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

Daisy Darker
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published: August 30, 2022
By: Flatiron Books
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About The Book:
Daisy Darker was born with a broken heart. Now after years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in her crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. When the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. But 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 goes out and all is revealed.

My Review:
What a wonderful take of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Christie fans will see the similarities right away and will like it too. The story is told from the point of view of the youngest daughter, Daisy Darker. The current chapters are told hour by hour and we also get snippets of the past which gives the reader great insight into our narrator's head.

I loved everything about this book, I was so apprehensive about reading it because who can go up against an incomparable Agatha Christie!? She is such an iconic writer in the genre but Feeney manages to make it her own while at the same time honouring Ms. Christie. I was so caught up in this one I managed it read it in a couple of sittings, it is that good. This is the type of book (that I love) where you want to read it again once you know what the big reveal is!

This book is perfect for Halloween reading as it takes place on Nana's birthday which just happens to fall on the spooky holiday!

Special shout out to my local library for lending me a copy. Thanks, Toronto Public Library

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