Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson

Agatha Christie is taking a trip to a tropical island to recuperate from her last excursion and to help her get over her pending divorce.  When someone in secret service asks her to look into the death of man stationed there, she agrees.  She doesn't realize how convoluted and confused the truth will be on this island...

Atria Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

The first thing that happens is there is a suicide on board the ship and she witnesses it.  That's not helping her stress level.  Especially since the woman who was trying to stop her suicide tells her she was sleeping with her husband and it's all her fault.  It sounds way too familiar.

While this author has set the time period in the era of Ms. Christie, he has surrounded her with deeper crimes and atrocities than she normally used in her books.  It took a bit to get into the story but then his words gripped me and I was anxious to see how it would end.

Despite her attempts to determine the murderer, she even gets to spend a night in jail!  Her mind is still good even if her emotional health isn't and she eventually works out what happened.

It's a bit strange to read about her as character in the story but it carries her spirit and the author has a good way with words.  I enjoyed it.  Why don't you try it?

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