Book Review: The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont

Title: The Christie Affair

By: Nina De Gramont

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 320

Release Date: February 1st, 2022

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

So begins The Christie Affair, told from the point of view of Miss Nan O'Dea, a fictional character but based on someone real. In 1925, she infiltrated the wealthy, rarified world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. A world of London townhomes, country houses, shooting parties, and tennis matches. Nan O'Dea became Archie's mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife. In every way, she became a part of their world--first, both Christies. Then, just Archie.

The question is, why?

And what did it have to do with the mysterious eleven days that Agatha Christie went missing?

The answer takes you back time, to Ireland, to a young girl in love, to a time before The Great War. To a star-crossed couple who were destined to be together--until war and pandemic and shameful secrets tore them apart.

What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman's marriage?
What makes someone vengeful enough to hatch a plot years in the making?
What drives someone to murder?

These questions and more are explored in Nina de Gramont's brilliant, unforgettable, lush, and powerful novel.


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A wonderful twist on true events that blew my mind at the end.

I've read Agatha Christie's books, but never heard of when she went missing for a short while. The rumors around that time are incredible within itself, but this story takes what was a strange event and molds it into a wonderful fictional story that kept me guessing the whole time.

Nan is a wonderfully complex character, with dark secrets and a painful past. We hear her story of heartache mixed throughout the main plotline, but it wasn't until the end that its purpose was truly revealed. A mystery within a mystery, and such a glorious one at that.

A must read for fans of Christie, or a good historical mystery.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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