There was something magical about an island—the mere word suggested fantasy. You lost touch with the world—an island was a world of its own. A world, perhaps, from which you might never return.
Ten people are called to Soldier Island under varying pretenses. Together they realize they have little hope of leaving the island alive. They unite to try to stay alive from their unknown predator. But one by one they’re being killed off. Will anyone survive Soldier Island?
I love the new covers of these books. They’re fantastically adorable & unassuming considering the type of thriller mysteries these books actually are.
This is my first Agatha Christie book. I had read some pieces of her work in English class in high school, I believe but never the full story. But I figured it was high time to start reading her work in earnest. For Christmas, I got this & Murder on the Orient Express.
Did you hear about the BBC miniseries based on this book? It was released in honor of Agatha Christie’s 125th birthday. From what I understand, it’s due out in the US sometime in 2016 on Lifetime. I couldn’t find much information on it but people seemed to enjoy it in the UK.
In any case, this was delightful and slightly creepy. There was a lot of things going on because there was 10 separate characters to keep track of but it was pretty easily managed most of the time.
- What an awesome original story, first of all.
- It was interesting reading about what guilt did to people. Without going into too much detail on each individual person, you got a sense of who they were and what they did (eventually).
- I loved that, despite having many guesses, I never actually could guess who did it. I had a pretty good idea of how it was accomplished but I just picked the wrong person.
This was an easy read and I would recommend it to any mystery lover. After all, Agatha Christie is the queen of mysteries, a fact that I had known but not experienced first hand.
There’s not much else to say about this. I benefited from reading this without knowing much about it. It’s just something you have to experience first hand without much information.
Have you read any books by Agatha Christie? What are your favorites?