Ten strangers are lured to a remote Scottish island at the invitation of a reclusive industrialist.
Stranded on Lord Black’s wondrous estate, the disparate guests have more in common than they first realize.
Accused in a mysterious letter of having committed crimes in their past, one by one they are hunted down. But who is the killer? Will any of them live to find out?
***A modern retelling of the Agatha Christie classic–with a surprising twist.***
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
And then there were none…kind of. I really liked this book. I became hooked on this author’s writing with his first novel, so I was definitely curious to see what he would do next. I’m excited to say that he surprised me in a pleasant way.
This book is a modern retelling of a classic work, and although they are different enough that they can’t be directly compared–I have to say, that for once, I liked this story better than the original.
One of my favourite things about McChesney’s writing, is the way he blends dark humour into an ordinary scene, making it fun. I like the ironic things that happen to his characters and the way he gets an already quick plot moving even faster with unexpected events.
I couldn’t figure this one out until the very end, and I laughed when I realised that the clues were there all along–but I was so involved with the writing and the characters that I didn’t see what was right in front of me.
I truly like this author, and recommend his work to anyone looking for a great read.
So much fun!
This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher and was provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.