I find it interesting that each person on the island has one other 'buddy' that they trust and are convinced is not the killer. Vera and Lombard trust each other, same with Blore and Rogers and the doctor and Wargrave. The only person who hasn't made a personal connection with another soldier is Emily Brent, perhaps because she already knows the ins and outs of their shady pasts? She may very well be U.N. Owen.Dun dun dunnn
So this Emily Brent chick is quite the mysterious individual. She was the only one who was out of her room when (**SPOILER ALERT**) Rogers was outed. For anyone who thought the butler was the vigilante, your candy is now someone else's. Vera had an interesting episode of hysteria right after he died. I mean, death can be traumatic, but the things that were spewing from her mouth were down-right crazy (or were they?). She's buddy-buddy with Lombard, but he's a 'lil "shady" himself. Maybe two people are working together? Or is there even a murderer...?
I think something is really fishy about Wargrave's death. I think he's dead, but it seems a little suspicious how dramatic his death was. It seems a little odd how he's the only one who had a real scene for his death. I propose he was behind some of it still. Suspicion of him remains despite his apparent demise.
I believe that warfare is not really dead because he was the one who seemed to know what was going on and he acted suspiciously. And it is also strange they heard no gunshot.
All of the remaining characters are shady... and the suspense at the end of every section is slowly killing me on the inside. The writing style is very unique and "slick." Also, some of the deaths that occur at this point in the novel are a little different that the beginning, much more elaborate...
Well. Everybody died. Two people knocked off two chapters in a row. My theory was that there was no murderer, really. In other words, they were all murderers. Who knows?
They were technically already murderers before they even touched foot on the island ... dun dun dun
JUSTICE WARGRAVES WILL COME BACK. But I really like the writing style of thw book how it is in multiple point of view. You see what every character is thinking and you believe what they are saying until it switches to the next point of view. I called Vera's death through the foreshadowing too.
The last few chapters were filled with suspense. I really like how Christie is able to keep her readers wanting more through her style of writing. I do have to agree with Darby though; I don't believe that Justice Wargrave is dead, either. The gun shot was not heard and after Vera came back into the house there were still three little figures left. After all of the other deaths they mysteriously broke.
After reading this book, I think that each person has taken a life whether it was their own or someone elses. It is difficult to say who killed which person and considering Vera killed Lombard and herself, this theory may be wrong, but only Christie knows. Hopfully the epilogue has the answers because what's a good mystery without a solution?
I think all of the character's lives are interconnected outside of the island. There could be one or more killers working together, knowing in the end Vera would feel guilty and commit suicide.
WARGRAVE IS NOT DEAD. Whatever Bruce says is WRONG. I strongly believe that Armstrong and Wargrave were both in a ploy together. They wanted to sway the remaining survivors and fool them later on!
Overall, i thoroughly enjoyed this book, but i enjoyed how the class was in to it throughout the novel even more. This made the book even more exciting and my want to read grew every day as someone ominously died.
I am terribly amused by the way the end of the book went down, honestly. It's always the quiet ones and I started to suspect Vera after she began acting a bit hysterical. Throughout the novel we hear quite a few of her thoughts, and no one seemed to suspect her at all throughout the book. In terms of style, I enjoyed Christie's quite a bit. I forgot what murder mystery novels are like and how much I enjoy them.
I wish the author would have told us who was killing each person at the end of the book. She just left us hanging there. I was surprised that Vera Claythorne—the bible lady—ended up killing the last person at the end of the book. I would not have guessed that she would have gone crazy. Also the rope that showed up was a little too random for my liking.
This book is a lot to handle. Everyone is dying. I just want to know what happens. I really don't want the judge to actually be alive - he is my least favorite.
I bet they're all killing each other off, that there isn't just one killer. Now that Wargrave is dead, I don't know what to think.
Cannot believe Vera survived last. Maybe it happened because out of all of the other sins that the other soldier's committed her's was the worst out of all. I agree with that-killing a child to gain favor or transfer the favor of a father to the woman- it is complete insanity.
My favorite aspect about the book would be the fact that the author followed the poem to strategically carry her plot throughout. Brilliantly executed it was.
Toward the end I was leaning toward Vera being the last person alive. I believe the sea weed in her room was not only there to distract her and put her on edge, but foreshadow that she would be the one to kill the captain. I really like Agatha's writing style, how may different aspects of the book tie in at just the right time. Also, the cliff hangers at the end of each section made me want to read more. I will definitely concider this writing aspect as I write my own murder mystery.
This book drove me absolutely bonkers, and I can't decide if that's a good thing or not. There are so many plot twists that once I think I understand something and have an idea of how it's going to end, everything changes. I agree with Clare on the fact that it seems like their lives are connected on life outside of the island. While reading I considered that there wasn't just one killer but multiple and they developed on their own because of paranoia and wanting to protect themselves.
Mr. Foster's first and only dog was a huge collie named Brando.