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The Christie Affair

Author: Nina de Gramont

Started: Feb. 2, 2022

Finished: Feb. 6, 2022

Thanks to Nina de Gramont, St. Martin's Press, and Netgalley for the chance to receive an advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Agatha Christie has known for some time that her husband Archie has been having an affair and she finally confronts his mistress, Nan O'Dea. The same night Archie tells her that he is leaving her and wants a divorce. Distraught, Agatha packs a bag and disappears hoping to figure out how to win her husband back.

After her car is found abandoned in the middle of the street, a country wide search is launched to bring Christie home. While she is thought to have taken her life, she has traveled to a far point of England and taken refuge with a stranger who believes he knows the reason Nan has taken an interest in Archie.

Nan O'Dea is a young woman who has gone through the worst tragedy possible, her child was placed for adoption without her consent and she now searches for her in the face of every little girl. She believes she has found her daughter…in the Christie household.

I enjoyed this alternate version of what happened during the eleven days that Agatha Christie went missing and the world wondered where she could be. The mystery within the story was interesting enough to keep me guessing. This version of Christie's missing days alternates a version that most people would not have thought to imagine.

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