Yesterday I began reading “Daisy Darker,” by Alice Feeney and finished it this afternoon. This was my second time reading from Feeney. The first time I read from Feeney was last years release “Rock Paper Scissors”. “Daisy Darker,” is about a woman named Daisy and her dysfunctional family. They mainly avoid one another, but reunite for Daisy’s grandmothers 80th birthday. Grandmother reads her will which of course upsets Daisy’s selfish family. The family is stuck together for eight hours because of the high tide. During that time each family member is killed off one by one. Someone in that house is a murderer.
Many say this novel is a somewhat modern day version of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”, which I can agree with to an extent, but it was much darker pun intended lol! I like that the time periods went from the 1980s to 2004. I love the setting of Corwall England and the descriptive writing. I could picture myself being in the creepy house. Each time I thought I knew what was coming and what to expect I was thrown a curveball. There were so many twists especially the end and who the murderer was.
There wasn’t much I disliked about the novel. The novel was so good that I wished it were longer.
I enjoyed the novel. If you’re in the mood for a good who done it murder mystery, and you’re a fan of Alice Feeney’s other novels you need to get “Daisy Darker,” now.