Author: Alice Feeney
Started: September 14, 2022
Finished: September 19, 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.
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.