And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Genre: mystery, thriller
Ten strangers are invited to Indian Island by a mysterious Mr. Owen or a mutual friend. When they arrive at the island they are surprised to find that this Unknown Owen is nowhere to be found. And even more mysterious, accusations are made on each of their characters—accusations of murder. Now the guests on Indian Island are being murdered themselves one by one and those remaining must hurry to solve the mystery before it’s too late.
This is perhaps Agatha Christie’s most popular novel. Most people tell me that it’s their favorite and/or the only one they’ve read. And I certainly agree that it’s a good one.
The reader can tell from the very beginning that something fishy is going on. These strangers all receive letters inviting them to a mysterious island that they have never visited and isn’t connected to them as far as they know. When the first death occurs the group quickly dismisses it as suicide. But when death strikes again they know that something foul is at play.
As more and more deaths occur, the group starts to turn on one another and they’re quick to blame each other. However, the truth of the crime is very unexpected… and a bit unsettling. When I was finished this page-turner, I immediately started another book in order to cleanse my palate.
If you love mysteries and thrillers, this is definitely for you. This is also a great first read if you want to venture in the mystery genre or Agatha Christie works in general. But maybe have something else close by after you finish reading!