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Daisy Darker: A Novel de Alice Feeney
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Daisy Darker: A Novel (edició 2022)

de Alice Feeney (Autor)

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The New York Times bestselling Queen of Twists returns...with a family reunion that leads to murder. 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's unforgettable twists will leave readers reeling. "Wow! Echoes of Christie's And Then There Were None but turned into something wonderfully original and wrapped in a genuinely creepy dysfunctional family fairy-tale of a novel, this takes Feeney to the next level. I LOVED IT!" --Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes and Insomnia A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books.… (més)
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Títol:Daisy Darker: A Novel
Autors:Alice Feeney (Autor)
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I loved Sometimes I Lie as well as His and Hers by Alice Feeney, so I was really excited to read Daisy Darker. It is about a family gathering for Daisy's grandmother's 80th birthday party, at which the grandmother reveals the wishes and bequests of her will. Daisy is the youngest of 3 sisters, and she always felt that her mother treated her differently due to Daisy being born with a heart defect. When family members start dying, everyone is terrified as to who will be next.
Mysterious poems are left to be read, along with VHS tapes for the family to watch to remember past times in their lives. As they watch these home movies, more and more of the dysfunctional family traits are revealed. The neighbor, Conor, is a boy the entire family fell in love with when they first met. Rose the eldest, Lily the middle child, and Nancy, their mother, all loved Conor, as did Daisy and her grandmother.
When Daisy sees Conor do something years earlier, it changes all of their lives. Conor never speaks to Daisy again after that night, and her sisters attitudes towards Daisy are also cold.
Not until the ending do we find out why, and who is behind the murders. There is a reference to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, and the novel does pay tribute to that book. But, I was dissatisfied with the ending. I don't like when the twist is an unbelievable twist, and so I was disappointed. ( )
  rmarcin | Sep 22, 2022 |
The Darker family has gathered for Nana's 80th birthday at her request. After years of separation, the family is finally together again on the small island that they will not be able to leave until the tide goes out. After Nanny's birthday dinner, they all head to bed for the night until a scream pierces the darkness. They all run to the kitchen and find Nana dead on the floor. The family spends the rest of the night in fear as one by one, they all begin dying. As they each suspect each other, secrets finally come to light, and nothing is ever the same.

The narrator did a decent job of giving life to the characters. She played each character, of which there were many, in a well thought out manner. She displayed proper emotions for each scene especially Daisy's confusion and dismay at the end of the book.

This was a much-hyped new release and I was really looking forward to it but sadly it didn't live up to the hype for me. I felt it was overdone and there was just too much back and forth. I liked the nod to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and could see the ways in which Feeney best used that similar storyline but I was not impressed with the whole premise of this story. I do have to say that I was not expecting the ending and found that to be one of the best parts of the story. ( )
  Micareads | Sep 19, 2022 |
I absolutely love Alice Feeney's writing. I just knew her latest book, Daisy Darker, would be another riveting read. But for those of you who haven't read Feeney yet, this description might interest you...
"A family reunion on a tiny tidal island leads to murder in this delightfully twisty and atmospheric thriller with a wink to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None."

Daisy Darker's family is most definitely dysfunctional. And each of them is harboring secrets. The characters are all so unlikable, barring Daisy. But, they've gathered as a family to celebrate their Nana's 80th birthday. The tide cuts off the island for eight hours. And the first hour brings the first body. A poem written about the deceased on the kitchen wall. And clues to ..... well you can see what might be about to happen, right?

Feeney's writing is so addictive. And her plotting is so devious, delivering a twist at the end that can't be predicted. I love being caught off guard! The setting was so atmospheric - the isolation and the rambling house itself. Daisy is the narrator and we see things through her eyes as well as her memories of the past. Take the time to enjoy Feeney's prose as well - there are some gems in Daisy's recounting. ( )
1 vota Twink | Sep 12, 2022 |
3.5-4 there really needs to be 1/2 stars.
It was good. ( )
  liltastypuff | Sep 12, 2022 |
An estranged family gathers for a birthday celebration in this gothic inspired locked room thriller.

The Darkers have not seen much of one another for years, but all agree to come to the remote family mansion, Seaglass, to celebrate Nana's 80th birthday. Sitting on a tidal island that is inaccessible except when the tide is out, the house has been in the family for centuries. All of them have spent a lot of time on this island, and most of that harboring secrets, telling lies, and carrying on in the most hideous ways. All is about to be revealed as the family is trapped during a storm. When they start dying, one by one, the truth is finally revealed.

I rate this 2.5 stars, rounding to 3 for the isolated setting and the gothic ambience. The story was a little bit harder to get behind as it moved slowly with arbitrary time shifts within the narration. I found all of the characters completely unlikable and I was able to suss out the upcoming twists fairly early on. I'm not particular fond of the devices or tricks used by the author and didn't enjoy this book as much as anticipated from reading other reviews.

Thank you to NetGalley and Flatiron Books for this e-book ARC to read and review. ( )
  CelticLibrarian | Sep 4, 2022 |
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The New York Times bestselling Queen of Twists returns...with a family reunion that leads to murder. 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's unforgettable twists will leave readers reeling. "Wow! Echoes of Christie's And Then There Were None but turned into something wonderfully original and wrapped in a genuinely creepy dysfunctional family fairy-tale of a novel, this takes Feeney to the next level. I LOVED IT!" --Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes and Insomnia A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books.

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