“There is no cheating; the reader is just bamboozled in a straightforward way from first to last… The most colossal achievement of a colossal career. The book must rank with Mrs Christie’s previous best – on the top notch of detection.”


10 strangers, one island, an eccentric host nowhere to be found- an experience of a lifetime. Except- they have all been marked for murder. One by one, the guests in the large mansion on the island off the coast of Devon are getting murdered in the same way as mentioned in the nursery rhyme that is framed and hangs in every room.

Now it’s up to them to unite and find out who’s killing them off, before the killer strikes again! A tale that grips you like a vice and a twist that will haunt you for a long time – this is one of the best works produced by ‘The Queen Of Mystery.’
This novel sets a standard for mystery thrillers that few others have been able to match. It’s an amazing thriller with twists and turns that make it an amazing page-turner all the way, till the very end.


Reviewed by:

Tushar Joshi

Added 15th March 2021