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It's a novel that worked really well for me first time around and that I felt made perfect sense, yet I still have a strong desire to go back and dig into all the finer details of how this murder was committed, how Poirot worked it out, and how Christie hid the truth from her reader.
This is such a layered and clever narrative which I'm sure, when you take the plot apart and examine it, can be considered a work of genius.
On a less literary level, however, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is also really good fun to read. It draws you in and pulls you in all sorts of different directions and leaves you shocked and yet satisfied at the end. What more can you really ask for in a crime thriller?
In my opinion, this is the perfect murder mystery, and I'm so glad that I chose to start off with this particular Poiret novel. Honestly, I'd be surprised if anything else tops this, but that's no bad thing because it's only accentuated the desire I already had to read everything that Christie ever wrote ASAP.
I'm not going to talk in too much detail about the plot of this novel because I don't want to give away or even hint at what I think is an utterly extraordinary twist. I will say that, by the time the revelation eventually came, I had pretty much guessed it.
Whilst the identity of the murderer is certainly not obvious, there are plenty of hints and seemingly minor details which prove incredibly important scattered throughout which point to their identity.
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