And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
Ten individuals, strangers to each other find themselves on Soldier Island; and their host is nowhere to be seen… They appear to have been lured to the recently sold island under different pretences; a job, a catch up with old pals, a well deserved holiday. Anthony Marston was a reckless, young and prosperous man; General MacArthur, a retired WWI hero; Mrs. Rogers, the cook and Mr. Rogers’ wife; Mr. Rogers, the butler and husband of Mrs. Rogers; Emily Brent, a virtuous and highly religious elderly woman; Justice Wargrave, a respected, retired judge; Dr. Armstrong, a Harley Street surgeon; William Blore a private investigator; Philip Lombard, a well-travelled soldier; and Vera Claythorn, an ex-governess and secretary. After a couple of murders take place on Soldier Island, in which nobody besides the original ten could be hiding, the survivors come to the conclusion that one of them must be the serial killer.
Nobody comes to the island from the mainland, there is no boat on the island and there is no way that anyone could swim to mainland. Paranoia and fear takes hold of the survivors; Who will go next? Who is the murderer? Will I ever reach the mainland again? The murders escalate into a tense, page turning murder mystery.
TEEN RATING: At the utmost tense moments I found myself holding my breath… A truly ingenious novel and most likely Agatha Christie’s greatest piece of work. 13+ 4.5/5