The Mysterious Affair At Styles (Hercule Poirot #1) by Agatha Christie – BOOK REVIEW

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This is the first Agatha Christie book I have read and I am pleasantly surprised! I didn’t think it would be my sort of thing but I read through this relatively quickly, the majority of which was in one sitting. There are many “twists” and “clues” throughout that keep you guessing who the culprit is (which I didn’t guess correctly), with all the clues adding up and making sense after the reveal.

This would have been a 5* review (because I didn’t see what was coming and that’s what you want from a murder mystery, right?!) but I didn’t really care for any of the suspects and wasn’t bothered as such who actually did the crime, just how and why it was committed. Some of the characters fell a little flat for me which is why the rating is a little lower than it could have been. That’s not to say that all the characters were like that as I found Poirot an endearing man and can’t wait to read the next book of his investigations. Hastings, the narrator, was a little clueless throughout, but added to the suspense and surprise with what emerged and was revealed.

Can’t wait to continue these books and would definitely recommend!


Have you read this book? Are you planning to?

Let me know in the comments!

Marie

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