Nina de Gramont’s The Christie Affair is a beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder—and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.
Every story has its secrets.
Every mystery has its motives.
“A long time ago, in another country, I nearly killed a woman. It’s a particular feeling, the urge to murder. It takes over your body so completely, it’s like a divine force, grabbing hold of your will, your limbs, your psyche. There’s a joy to it. In retrospect, it’s frightening, but I daresay in the moment it feels sweet. The way justice feels sweet.”
The greatest mystery wasn’t Agatha Christie’s disappearance in those eleven infamous days, it’s what she discovered.
London, 1925: In a world of townhomes and tennis matches, socialites and shooting parties, Miss Nan O’Dea became Archie Christie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted and well-known wife, Agatha Christie.
The question is, why? Why destroy another woman’s marriage, why hatch a plot years in the making, and why murder? How was Nan O’Dea so intricately tied to those eleven mysterious days that Agatha Christie went missing?
Agatha Christie went missing for 11 days in December of 1926. Her disappearance led to one of the largest man hunts in history. Where was she? What happened? This is a novel of what might have occurred and why.
Archie, Agatha’s husband, has a mistress. Her name is Nan. She has a particular past which she is trying to keep hidden. However, as usual, things tend to come to light. But, it does not stop her from working her way into the lives of the Christie’s. Why? Why is Nan so determined to be a part of their lives? You must read this to find out!
There is a lot of history in this book but I wanted more. I actually expected more. I do not know much about Agatha. This is just a “want” from this reader. I felt like the novel was missing something. Maybe more of a connection with Agatha. But, it still a good book not to be missed.
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I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
Great review, add it to my TBR!