On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea – but no one is at home.
Trapped together for Christmas, the passengers are seeking to unravel the secrets of the empty house when a murderer strikes in their midst.
Who the pooh says pooh, pooh? Evidently the characters in this book.
Speaking of them… Wow, I’ve never read such annoyingly boring, cardboard like characters. I didn’t like any of them.
OK, except one, but only because, for some unfair reason, none of the other characters liked him so I decided that he was favourite! >:p
At the start, it was very difficult to work out who is who and the main cast just happened to be the characters.
There is no mystery until 80% into the book and after that the characters inform us what happens with facts they seemed to have whipped out of thin air.
You’re not even aware of some of the characters until it’s all being summed up for us. There is no chance of attempting to figure out the mystery for yourself. No red herrings. They actually state who the murder is immediately.
You know how in an Agatha Christie novel, everyone could’ve done it and had a motive? Yeaaaah, this isn’t like that.
This is a dull, barely there murder mystery complete with a cast of irritating characters. I found the entire plot ridiculous.
To sum up, Boring, No mystery, Silly characters
Was it worth the read? No
Would I re-read? No
Would I read this Author again? No
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