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Daisy Darker: A Gripping Psychological Thriller With a Killer Ending You'll Never Forget (English Edition) Formato Kindle
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Daisy Darker is an all-consuming tale of psychological suspense with a spectacular twist from the internationally bestselling author Alice Feeney.
‘Compelling, confounding and absolutely delicious' - Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of The Family Upstairs
Daisy Darker’s family were as dark as dark can be, when one of them died all of them lied and pretended not to see . . .
As the leaves of Autumn are falling Daisy Darker is arriving at her grandmother’s house, for eightieth birthday celebrations. Seaglass, the Darker’s ancestral home, is a crumbling Cornish house perched upon its own tiny private island and is at one with the granite rocks it sits on.
The Darker family haven’t all been in the same place for over a decade, and when the tide comes in they’ll be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. When the tide goes back out, nothing will ever be the same again, because one of them is a killer . . .
- ASIN : B09JP5JT4N
- Editore : Macmillan (18 agosto 2022)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 3678 KB
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- Lunghezza stampa : 338 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 107,167 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
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Daisy Darker is in every way the protagonist of this book. She is first introduced to us when she arrives at Seaglass, an old Victorian brick house on an island in Cornwall. She comes to celebrate her grandmother's 80th birthday with her siblings, mother and father. Her nana is none other than the equally rich and famous children's author Beatrice Darker.
As everyone gathers around the table to celebrate, Nana informs them that she has made a new will and will leave them nothing. Shortly after, the tide rises and cuts them off from the mainland and then .... murder strikes.
I immediately noticed some similarities with a very famous book by Agatha Christie. It is one of my favourites, but I won't say which one so as not to spoil the fun for those who haven't read it yet. While I enjoyed the creepiness and shocking family dynamics in this book, the similarity to Christie's book (which is named towards the end) also made it very predictable.
There are some paranormal elements that I don't usually like much in a thriller, but in this story, they work very well.
Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed it and the writing is excellent, with some memorable quotes which I have highlighted on my kindle!
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Alice Feeney's previous novel, "Rock Paper Scissors" was one of my favourite reads of 2021 and now she has done it again! "Daisy Darker" is destined to be amongst the cream of the crop in 2022.
As is already made clear in the synopsis, the basis of the novel is strongly influenced by Agatha Christie's mystery, "And Then There Were None". As I have commented in other reviews, it is something of a rite of passage for a mystery writer to produce at least one book based on Dame Agatha's classic. Some do it with a good degree of success, while others leave an awful lot to be desired - "Daisy Darker" is certainly one of the better examples.
However, it would be far too simplistic to merely describe this as a facsimile of Christie's original. Of course, there are clear echoes of "And Then There Were None", not least in the setting for the novel, but there is also a conscious tipping of the hat to other Agatha Christie mysteries too - "Crooked House" is one that particularly came to my mind at various points in the narrative. Also - and not for the first time in Alice Feeney's writing - I noted a sense of atmospheric menace that is is akin to the work of another classic author, Daphne du Maurier.
Regardless of the influences at play, Alice Feeney has once again succeeded in producing a top quality, suspenseful mystery that is very much her own. She is rapidly becoming one of my "must read" authors and I will certainly be back for her next offering.