Published: June 04, 2007 (First published 1934)
Format: audiobook & e-Book
I believe, Messieurs, in loyalty—to one’s friends and one’s family and one’s caste.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer—in case he or she decides to strike again.
Whenever I read an Agatha Christie novel, I do not have a very high expectation as it tends to be a not quite hit or a miss. However, this book is a clear hit.
The beginning of the story was similar to any novel by Christie. The interrogation part of the passengers became interesting as Poirot discovers something, and everything slowly unfolds. The best part of the story is the unpredictability of it. There are lies underneath a lot of lies, and you don’t know who to trust or who the culprit is. I don’t really care much about the characters, but as the story reveals the reason as to why the victim is murder, I am sympathetic with the characters related to the big reveal.
Furthermore, I am already expecting a plot twist, as every Agatha Christie novel always has this element. But I did not expect the plot twist to be this big. It made me feel so emotional and I felt the pain just by reading the words of the murderer, even thinking about it makes me emotional.
All in all, this book is just pure genius. If you have not read it, what are you doing? Pick it up now! Highly recommend. A perfect 5 out of 5.
That is all for this review. Until next time!