To keep something wild is far more difficult than to preserve it.
A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of apples… At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce—a hostile thirteen-year-old—boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the ‘evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer.
This is my first Agatha Christie novel and I am sure I will give it another go on her other novels. Her wording did keep me interested but to be frank, her characters were somewhat dull. They acted pretty cold and weird. Maybe because of the era the novel was set but I found it odd, their personalities.
The plot of the murder did happen quite fast which is what got me hooked but solving the mystery felt sidetracked. It was what kind of took forever for me to finish.
Overall, this was a good book and I. Happy to have read something of Christie’s. Maybe I’ll try to pick up Murder On The Orient Express. I give this book 3 stars. It was a moderate pace story. Entertaining and fun to guess who was the murderer. I didn’t guess right but hey I was close lol.