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The Christie Affair Nina de Gramont 3*#Review @NinadeGramont @MantleBooks #TheChristieAffair #BookReview #weekendreads

In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. Aside from the famous author herself, only I know the truth of her disappearance.

I’m no Hercule Poirot.

I’m her husband’s mistress.

Agatha Christie’s world is one of glamorous society parties, country house weekends, and growing literary fame.

Nan O’Dea’s world is something very different. Her attempts to escape a tough London upbringing during the Great War led to a life in Ireland marred by a hidden tragedy.

After fighting her way back to England, she’s set her sights on Agatha. Because Agatha Christie has something Nan wants. And it’s not just her husband.

Despite their differences, the two women will become the most unlikely of allies. And during the mysterious eleven days that Agatha goes missing, they will unravel a dark secret that only Nan holds the key to . . .

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I received a copy of this book from Pan Macmillan via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

This book’s storyline intrigues me, and I like the believably crafted characters. The writing style captures the 1920s ethos we meet historical characters alongside fictional ones. The story is complex and has elements of mystery but focuses on Nan’s life more than I expected. Her connection with Agatha puts her in the role of an unreliable protagonist. Her determination to achieve the life she wants makes her hard to like. This is more literary fiction than detective fiction but an engaging read.