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Daisy Darker

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Holy wow !!!!! 

Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney is so fantastic . 
This author does a fantastic job with the twists and turns . 

The plot is intricate and perfectly placed. 

Just when you think you know what’s happening another twist comes and the end blows your mind !
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Alice Feeney is one of my favorite authors and her latest novel Daisy Darker is a perfect example of why!! This mystery/thriller had me on the edge of my seat until the very end.  The storyline centers around a dysfunctional family that gather for their matriarch’s 80th birthday.  Just as the gathering gets underway, family members mysteriously start dropping like flies!!! This who-done-it is extremely well crafted and had me truly stumped—I really enjoyed that I was genuinely surprised with the different twists and turns throughout this 5 star novel!  Alice Feeney has consistently written original and epic novels that have me glued to my kindle!  I highly recommend Daisy Darker to absolutely everyone!
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One page in and I was completely hooked.  Daisy Darker is a twisted tale than you will not be able to put down!
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I really enjoyed Alice Feeney’s latest novel, great characters, familiar plot and lots of intrigue.

Having read all the Agatha Christie books in my youth it was enjoyable to read a modern twist on ‘And Then there was none’. I sort of guessed what was going on but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment one iota.

Daisy Darker’s family have a rare gathering for Nana’s 80th birthday party at her house on a tiny tidal island. When the tide comes in the family will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. There is not much love in this family, unpleasant people who all have secrets they would rather have left that way.

With a storm raging at the stroke of midnight, Nana is found dead, and one by one throughout the night more members of the family are found dead. With the family cut off from the rest of the world the suspects are very few and the family are forced to face their secrets while fearing for their lives.

A very enjoyable read that I couldn’t put down.
 
Thank You Net Galley and the publisher for the arc.
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What happens when your entire family is invited to an island birthday party and everyone starts being murdered, one by one? This one was wild. There's a creepy poem, lots of unprocessed childhood trauma, a hurricane-like storm, and a super twisty ending. (I never know if it's super twisty or if I just didn't pick up on the clues). Definately recommended if you like Alice Feeney's books.
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I was so hyped to read this book because Rock Paper Scissors is one of my all time favorite books. 

I was so disappointed in this book because I figured out the big twist within the first four chapters! There was a couple twists that I didn’t guess but the BIG one was so obvious for me and it made the rest of the book painful to read. 

I think overall most people won’t guess the twist and will love it. I wish I would have been one of those people. 😂
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This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and then I guessed the plot twist at 10% in.  Such a disappointment.  Even the atmospheric writing about the manor house couldn't save this one for me.
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Daisy Darker is a terrific story about a terrible family. The Royal Tenenbaums meets Wuthering Heights in this twisty thriller. 
Thank you Flatiron Macmillan and NetGalley for the review copy.
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Daisy Darker is an amazing read. It keeps you guessing right up to the end. Daisy is an endearing character who brings readers into a world that has complicated family dynamics and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Find out "whodunnit" in this excellent book.
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I enjoy Alice Feeney ..And did not see the twist although it was not an earth shattering one. I suppose I wanted more. Though, this could definitely make for a good tv movie.  The Darker family have all arrived for Nana's 80th birthday..the house is set on an isle where once the tide comes in, there's no leaving. The house is eccentric with many clocks chiming on the hour. She has cut everyone out of her will. With nightfall the fun begins, one by one they each succumb to death. But who among them? or is there someone else in the house?  We also get glimpses of the family as the children and all the dysfunction that goes with.  
Thank you to NetGallery and Macmillan publishing for previewing this book.
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If Agatha Christie and Lemony Snicket wrote a screenplay and then the movie was directed by Wes Anderson, it would be this book. 

This story is thoroughly chilling, just, wow, it truly is "darker". It is a story of family. An exploration of relationships, especially that of siblings. Expect to be reminded that it is the people closest to us that we love and hate the most. It is the weaving of that truth which elevates this book from just creepy to terrifying.
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4/5 Stars:

I came in expecting to read Feeney’s signature thriller with that killer twist and what i got felt like  if Agatha Christie wrote a story in a children's book style. I definitely enjoyed Daisy Darker and really enjoyed the twists and turns throughout the plot. 

I definitely enjoyed the twist and feel like this is a must for any trapped door mystery fans!
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A good tribute to Agatha Christie’s ‘And then there were none’.   A family gathers on an island to hear the wealthy matriarch of the family read her will.  Soon after, people begin to die.
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Another pitch-perfect and exquisitely paced thriller from Ms. Alice Feeney! I am new to her work, but so happy I found my way to it. Superb.
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Daisy Darker has a secret, but so does everyone else in her family, too. And when the tide traps them at her grandmother's house and a series of murders takes place, will she be able to continue to keep her secret? In the spirit of Agatha Christie's And There There Were None, Feeney's Daisy Darker keeps you moving from room to room, place to place, secret to secret, and murder to murder. This dark mystery hold its own.

Free Copy was supplied by NetGalley
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This book was a huge wowzer!!! I love Feeney's books, but this one was special and I find myself still thinking about it weeks after finishing it. A "Then There Were None" style mystery, you won't believe the twist! Loved it and can't wait for more. Have been telling all of my customers about this gem and can't wait to get it in the store.
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WOW.ZERS. This was an amazing ride!  I stayed up way past my bedtime on a work night to finish, then started the book all over again. I cannot stop thinking about the ending.  This is definitely going in our library collection!
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Alice Feeney has created one of her most inventive and shocking stories to date. The Darker family is in a league of their own when it comes to family drama. A creepy whodunit takes a VERY dark and unusual turn- when you think you're getting a big reveal, you end up with more questions. Feeney took what could have a procedural domestic thriller and amped it up with supernatural undertones. It shouldn't make sense- but Alice Feeney has managed to create one of her most compelling works to date.
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Set in an isolated, spooky old house on the eve of Halloween, and written in the spirit of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," the Darkers meet for a somewhat forced family reunion and find themselves trapped as someone begins to kill them off one by one. Daisy Darker, the central character, takes on the role of a somewhat silent observer to the madness of the night as she reflects back on the family history that has brought them all to this moment. Daisy is a somewhat unusual character, and not always a likeable one; the same can be said of most of her family members as well. However, this is somehow still a good read. It's an engaging, if not entirely unpredictable, story that comes together perfectly in the end, as all good books should. Thank you to Netgalley, and to the publisher, for an advance copy in exchange for review.
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Alice Feeney has served up a most delicious fairy tale. But readers, it is not for the faint of heart. In fact, Daisy Darker herself has a serious heart condition. She wasn't supposed to live long, somehow she has managed to live into her early 20s. Come along on this journey as we meet daisy's horrible family....everyone except her sweet Nana. It's Nana's 80th birthday, which happens to fall on Halloween. Nana has always been told she won't live past 80. Daisy is the first to arrive, then you'll start meeting the various members of her horrible family. Now with that said, her niece Trixie is not horrible. Daisy can only count on Nana and Trixie. Since Nana lives in an old, huge house right by the sea, the guests must arrive before the tide comes in. 

They all finally arrive. They have a rather okay birthday supper. But they do get a surprise guest. Now they are all stuck in the house until the tide goes out the next morning. What are horrible to do, but horrible things, of course. One by one, the members of the Darker family start being mysteriously murdered. Who is the murderer? How can they escape? And who is writing the ever-changing, creepy poems on the kitchen wall? 

This is a must-read book for Feeney fans and fans of all things mysterious. Be warned, after you read the last page, you'll be flipping back to the front of the book to see why you didn't see the clues from the very first page.
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