Daisy Darker – Alice Feeney

Synopsis:

Daisy Darker’s family were as dark as dark can be, when one of them died all of them lied and pretended not to see . . .

As the leaves of Autumn are falling Daisy Darker is arriving at her grandmother’s house, for eightieth birthday celebrations. Seaglass, the Darker’s ancestral home, is a crumbling Cornish house perched upon its own tiny private island and is at one with the granite rocks it sits on.

The Darker family haven’t all been in the same place for over a decade, and when the tide comes in they’ll be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. When the tide goes back out, nothing will ever be the same again, because one of them is a killer . . .

Review:

I liked the overall writing style of this one. The setting of the picturesque island and strong characters kept me interested. I enjoyed the way the sorry flipped between childhood memories and present. It felt a great way to gain some depth into the back stories.

I’m disappointed however that I guessed all 3 of the major twists of this story. I was hoping I’d be pleasantly surprised and had kept an open mind but I got every single one. Sometimes this doesn’t detract from the story for me, but on this occasion it really did. I don’t want to say too much about these in case I accidentally spoil anything!

Ended up giving this one a 3/5.

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