Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 45 minutes
First Published: 2022
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Flatiron Books through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
For their Nana’s 80th birthday party, the entire Darker family reunites for the first time in years at Nana’s house on a remote island. At midnight, Nana is found dead. When another body follows and the tide traps them on the island, the family realizes they must confront their darkest secrets or risk all being killed off one by one.
Feeny returns with a And Then There Were None style locked room mystery where family members trapped on an island begin dying one by one. Daisy Darker shines with Feeney’s typical style in the backstory chapters. However, in the present-day narrative, Daisy made an odd protagonist and I struggled to feel committed to the book. Although I correctly guessed the twist early on, I kept discarding my theory since it didn’t really make sense and I was hoping for something less cliché.
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.
About Alice Feeney
Alice Feeney is a former BBC journalist and an author whose works include Rock Paper Scissors, Daisy Darker, Good Bad Girl, Sometimes I Lie, I Know Who You Are, and His & Hers. She currently lives in the Surrey countryside. Visit the author’s website →