The perfect spooky read for the season, Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney is highly reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.
The book takes place on a cold, remote island setting in a Gothic mansion where an estranged family reunites for their grandmother’s 80th birthday. But when someone is found dead at midnight, it leaves them watching their backs until morning when the tide returns, and they can escape—if anyone is left alive.
This thriller delivers an edge-of-your-seat read as the sense of foreboding grows over the course of the night, and the family’s eerie history is slowly unveiled. Daisy, the narrator, is as in the dark as the reader, so the mystery unravels for her and for readers until the surprising ending.
Raela Schoenherr works in marketing at a publishing company and is a lifelong lover of books and reading.