Death at Greenway: A Novel
The only job Bridget Kelly can get as a trainee nurse after making a mistake at the hospital is caring for children evacuated due to the Blitz. Bridget and another nurse, named Gigi, take a train with ten children and their employers, the Arbuthnots, to Greenway House, the beloved holiday home of Agatha Christie. Not long after settling in, a body is discovered near the estate. At first, everyone thinks it’s just another casualty of the war, but the marks on the man’s neck suggest a different story. The suspicious death causes both Bridget and Gigi to discover how little they actually know about each other and the secrets soon begin pouring out. In a place surrounded by murder mystery stories, it’s almost as if one has come to life.
I think Death at Greenway showed a lot of promise, and what I wouldn’t give to spend a night in the same house as Christie, especially back in her heyday! However, it ultimately fell a bit flat for me. The mystery itself wasn’t really dealt with and having both main characters have the same name made most of the story confusing, especially the ending, and not in a good way. The book could have been a lot more interesting.
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