Book review: Endless night

Title: Endless night

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Michael Rogers was a young man from a poor family background and he could not stay long in a job. One day when he was exploring a plot of land, known to the locals as Gypsy’s Acre and also rumored to be cursed, he met a young woman, Ellie. It was love at first sight. They got married shortly and it turned out Ellie was from a wealthy family. She bought the land and they built a house there to stay. Strange things happened, eg on the day they moved in a stone crashed through the window, and later Ellie received warnings to move out if she wanted to keep her life. One day Ellie was found dead, and the suspected cause was a combination of heart attack and being thrown off the horseback. For a while it seemed to be an accident until events surfaced to doubt that.

This is not the typical detective-solving-murder-case story. It is more like the love story of Michael Rogers and Ellie, narrated by Michael Rogers. The story was a little slow paced, as the author slowly established the characters for the readers to be familiar with the cast. The death of Ellie took place in the central section of the story. When it was suggested that Ellie might be murdered, I was thinking who might be the murderer and if the focus of the story would be shifted to solving the mystery. All I can say is the way the murderer was revealed was brilliant.

PS: I borrowed this book from the library. I have not received any form of compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the publisher or author mentioned in the post.


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