Release date: August 30, 2022
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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’sunforgettable twists will leave readers reeling.
I’ve read and enjoyed all of the authors previous books and always find them to be page turners with clever twists. I always look forward to a new read from her and this was one I was eager to read. Unfortunately this missed the mark for me in the end and I can’t say I was a fan. There were things I liked though, the setting was strong and the idea of being stuck on an island at different times based on the tide was great. I also liked the dysfunctional family aspect, and the Darker’s were dramatic and just an odd bunch. What didn’t work for me was the big twist, I thought it was just silly and it didn’t even really make sense to me. I won’t get into why because that would ruin it but the motivation was off for me. So overall not great for me, but the audio version has a fantastic narrator in Stephanie Rancine and since I’ve liked the authors other books I’ll definitely still be reading her in the future.
Overall rating: 3/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.