Alice Feeney, you are truly incredible.
For one, I was at my worst facing the blues with the pressures of the job and finding no time to relax after the grueling hours and then I began DAISY DARKER, and oh BOY, to be so immersed in reading, it was a joy that I really did missing feeling for a very long time…
Now the BLURB is out there, Daisy Darker is a tribute to the classic Then There Were None, well, I can surely say no one can beat that one but for a newer generation of readers who have not read any Agatha Christie, I guarantee that Alice Feeney is gonna be the most favorite author for many if only for the delicious twists she brings at the end. The setting is freakishly awesome, Seaglass is a house I would love to see, and the Nana with all her antique clocks and her insistence on clocking in and out of every person inside the house as eccentric as could be.
Dysfunctional families and mysteries surrounding them are dime a dozen now, and if you are a reader who thinks deeply about what you are reading, then Daisy Darker would probably fail to leave you any surprises, coz red herrings are all visible on the surface and I did catch many of it, knowing the only way how it could all go. But Alice Feeney still manages to elicit a gasp of surprise or two at many turns of the story even though, the reader needs a huge amount of suspension of disbelief when thinking back over the timeline of events occurring.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed this compelling and addictive winner from Alice Feeney if only for the kind of bliss she gave me for the few hours I got lost inside the head of Daisy Darker.
Many thanks to Net Galley, Pan Macmillan, and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
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.
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