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An uninhabited island.
Ten stranded strangers.
No way to escape.
Ursula Smart (not her real name), realising therapy alone cannot teach her how to survive this life, is determined to make some changes. She signs herself up for a survival course — along with her mother, aunts Charlotte and Mirabelle and Bridget.
But the promised gentle weekend of foraging and camping in the Outer Hebrides swiftly turns into a desperate battle for survival.
Their boat capsizes. Washed up on an uninhabited island, the Smart women face starvation, freezing conditions and — worse — no Wi-Fi.
Then the murders begin.
Someone is killing off them one by one. Will the Smarts escape or will they be next?
A DARKLY COMIC GOLDEN AGE MURDER MYSTERY
Victoria Dowd’s brilliant whodunnit is perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Anthony Horowitz, Faith Martin and Stuart Turton.
ABOUT VICTORIA DOWD
After graduating from Cambridge, Victoria was a criminal law barrister on the London circuit for many years, where many of her cases were much stranger than fiction. Victoria is now an award-winning writer. She lives with her husband and two children, splitting her time between London and Devon, where she indulges her passion for all things Agatha Christie.
PRAISE FOR VICTORIA DOWD
‘A witty, clever and darkly delicious take on the country house murder genre. I relished the twists and turns that came at me faster than an Alpine switchback and the characters who are at times all too horribly familiar. Hugely enjoyable.' Amanda Lees, author of Selling Out
‘This book was exactly what I needed! A breath of fresh air. A modern day cozy mystery where a group of despicable characters with deadly humor and sarcasm!’ Helga H.
‘A fun and quirky take on the classic whodunit mystery!’ Lyndie D.
‘I didn’t know what to expect from this novel but I adored it, and devoured it in a few hours . . . It bounces along and is thoroughly enjoyable, lots of wickedly astute moments from the most unsuspecting of characters. Please can I have more?’ Aine T.
‘What a fabulous whodunnit, that kept me gripped from the start. Uncaring characters hide a vast array of emotions that seep out as the book progresses. Spooky setting, creepy cast and twisty turny storylines make this book the perfect read.’ Emma M.
‘I was worried at first that it might be a bit too slow but after the first chapter, you are instantly thrown into the drama and this book is definitely full of it. I have different thoughts of who the killer was the whole way through, but I did not come close to working it out. I love the way the story was written.’ Rebecca H.
‘This book is SHARP . . . There is so much thought and careful plotting in this book, which will keep you hooked until the very end. This book is great for fans of Agatha Christie.’ Cait G.
‘Cute, witty, suspenseful, quirky!’ Tina B.
ALSO BY VICTORIA DOWD
SMART WOMAN'S MYSTERY SERIES:
Book 1: THE SMART WOMAN'S GUIDE TO MURDER
Book 2: BODY ON THE ISLAND