Nov 17, 11
Read in January, 1985
I read it many years ago, during my junior high (or before?), loved it, and consider it as one of Christie's best writing.
You won't find Poirot or Miss Marple in it, but as her other books are usually related to some popular rhymes, this one is related with '10 Little Indians' (which is the other title for this book).
Alternately, you will have these ten people with the dark past isolated in an island. One by one, each of them were killed. You may guess who the killer was while turning page over page, but I can guarantee that you'll never know! You may read it so careful .... and then there were none. So, whodunnit?
I shouldn't tell it more, because this book is a one time reading; once you learn the twist, you'll agree that nothing like the first reading. you may want to read it again, but it wouldn't have the same feeling of surprise. you can say the same thing to Fight Club, The Usual Suspect, or The Sixth Sense.
So, if you are fond of mystery and never read this, you should dig it soon.
Moral: be careful with your past, or better, be careful with what you sow today, because it will be your harvest in the future.