Hello, loves! I'm back with another book review and OHMYGOSH, was this one good.
If you've been around for a while, then you know I'm a huge YA reader with the ocassional (not-so-much-ocassional anymore) romance. I don't read many mystery/thriller books. I read Lucy Foley and that's about it, unless it's YA mystery/thriller.
But I recently read Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney with some booksta friends and I'm absolutely hooked on mystery/thriller and Alice Feeney. I bought another one of her books today, so. Yeah. Now I'm just going to convince you to read this book. Cool? Cool.
After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker's entire family is assembling for Nana's 80th birthday party in Nana's crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. Finally, back together one last time, when the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours.
The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. Then at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dea. And an hour later, the next family member follows...
Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide comes in and all is revealed.
YOU. GUYS. This is a classic who-dun-it. Eight people. Murder after murder. Stormy weather. All trapped in one house. EIGHTY CLOCKS GOING OFF EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR. The creep-factor was high for me. Again, doesn't read much mystery/thriller.
I could not for the life of me figure out who was killing them one by one. I kept jumping from one person to the next and completely SHOCKED with who did it and how they played it out. The story was clever and kept me at the edge of my seat. Gasp factor: very high.
Daisy Darker, the youngest of the Darker sisters, is born with a broken heart. So, in order to keep her safe, her family keeps her sheltered. But that also means they pay less and less attention to her.
Rose Darker, the eldest of the Darker sisters, is smart and kind, but not enough to have kept her alive.
Lily Darker, the middle child of the Darker sisters, is cruel and conceded. She thrives for attention and is always trying to settle a score.
And their parents aren't any better. Frank Darker loves his music more than his family, which leads to a divorce. And Nancy Darker doesn't really want to be a mother. Daisy is convinced her mother doesn't even love her.
One by one, their secrets are revealed, until Daisy's secret when the tide finally goes out.
I loved eveything about thise book. It was clever and kept me guessing, which is hard for me these days, since I read so much. If you love ALice Feeney, pick up this book. If you haven't read her yet, PICK UP THIS BOOK. Please. I need to talk to someone about it.
Song That Reminds Me of this Book
If you've read Daisy Darker, please tell me you imagine everything happening to this song. Can you see it all play out? If you haven't, you're welcome. I seriously see everything playing out like a movie in my head with this song.
Who is your favorite mystery/thriller author? Leave some recommendations below!