Sunday 1 October 2023

Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

Daisy DarkerDaisy Darker by Alice Feeney
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time taken to read -

Pages - 352

Publisher -

Source - Bought

Blurb from Goodreads

The New York Times bestselling Queen of Twists returns…with a family reunion that leads to murder.

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.

My Review

Meet Daisy, part of the dysfunctional family who are getting together for her Nana's 80th birthday. Nana had had a psychic reading done that predicted she would die when she was 80 and being a little unique Nana wants the family together. The house stands alone and when the tide comes in they will be stuck together. When Nana is found dead the family are trapped and no way to get the police. Everyone suspects the other, tensions are high and the killing has only just started!

Oooft talk about troubled family! They are all so different, LOVED nana she is quirky as is her house, her dinner ideas though, you know I am twitchy with foods so some of her concoctions lol just naw. The family members have their own secrets and when nana tells them what she plans to do with her fortune it isn't received well. Tempers/emotions are running high and that is before poor nana is bumped off.

Drawn in quickly, shocking, unlikeable characters (not all of them) but the ones you do like really shows up the bad ones for how shocking they are. Creepy, atmospheric, lies, relationships, family it is quite engaging, I love family dynamics like this and when you think you know where the story is going or working something out, Feeney switches it up and keeps you on your toes. I have read her before and will be looking for the rest of her work, 4/5 from us this time.

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