Christie tantalisingly lures you as you join the investigation team who delve deep into the social scandal and secrets of the upper class. Financial instability is always a motive, surely then the nephew in thousands of pounds of debt is to blame? Or is it the housekeeper whose snarling voice intimidates the reader into submission? This novel leads you on a journey of exploration of moral standing, a self-awareness of our own psyche and Hercule Poirot's quirky personality.
Like any murder mystery, each character holds a dark secret which unfurl as the tension heightens; can you take the suspense?
You must use your 'little grey cells' to figure out - even then you will be frighteningly surprisedl how can one author be so cunning in their delivery? Christie holds you at arm's length whilst promising answers in the same breath.
Inane clues are found along the way as we search for the murderer; the culprit is still at large and you feel responsible for their capture. As more bodies fall, chaos ensues but a calming sense of character is found with Hercule Poirot. He gives nothings away, which is frustrating to the reader, but the satisfication of the grand reveal is breath-taking.
Immerse yourself in 1930s England. Your smartphone can't help you figure this one out. Use those little grey cells.