And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie; 300 pages
Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were Nine.
Nine little soldier boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were Eight.
Eight little soldier boys travelling in Devon; One said he’d stay there and then there were Seven.
Seven little soldier boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six.
Six little soldier boys playing with a hive; A bumble bee stung one and then there were Five.
Five little soldier boys going in for law; One got into chancery and then there were Four.
Four little soldier boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were Three.
Three little soldier boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were Two.
Two little soldier boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was One.
One little soldier boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself
And then there were None.
I read this book in under 48 hours it was so amazing. The first full novel I read by Christie was Murder on the Orient Express and while I thoroughly enjoyed it, I found the language to be confusing at times and the story could be overly vague. I thought the vagueness is what made this story so fantastic. The entire time you are reading you are always guessing who is going to be next, who is the person killing everyone…
I had no idea who did it. I would never have guessed what was actually going on until I read the end where she explains it all. I was in open mouth shock at how cleverly it was all put together. The crime was exquisite. The planning was mind blowing. Every detail was covered to make it look like the perfect crime and in the end everyone was dead… Everything about this book was amazing and I cannot wait to read another book by her!
The only question should I read Death on the Nile or The Death at the Vicarage next?
Next review: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan