zaterdag 6 juni 2015

Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile

Hi

Death on the Nile is one of Agatha Christie’s novels about Hercule Poirot I’ve read before from my mom.
It has 416 pages and I got it second hand.
You can find all my Agatha Christie reviews here.

“The detective Hercule Poirot is on holiday in Egypt when he is drawn into the mysterious affair of the newlywed couple: society's beauty, Linnet, and Simon Doyle. Linnet had allegedly stolen Simon from his former fiancee, Jacqueline de Bellefort, who is enraged. As a method of revenge, Jacqueline follows the Doyles anywhere they go, and when Linnet and Simon arrive at their honeymoon destination in Egypt, Jacqueline is waiting for them. She follows them onto the river cruise up the Nile, just when the Doyles had believed that she'd stopped. Linnet is extremely scared, and speaks to Poirot of how she is surrounded by enemies. Some days later, Linnet is found shot through the head in her cabin and Poirot is under pressure to find the killer, before they strike again...”

Poirot is as cocky as ever and I really like it. He doesn’t care what others think because he knows, in the end they’ll feel the same about him.
This novel has it all; jealousy, murder, love, hope, despair and lots of gossip.
It took almost half of the book to get our murder but I can’t say it really bothered me. Sure, it starts out rather slow because of that, but it’s so much fun to read the gossiping and the talking of the guests.
Really, fun and entertaining. It just sucks you right in and it doesn’t let go until you finished it.

Happy reading!
Helena