A few weeks after marrying an attractive widow, Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz. Overnight, the former Mrs. Underhay finds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune.
Shortly afterward, Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by "spirits" that Mrs. Underhay's first husband is still alive. Poirot has his suspicions when he is asked to find a missing person guided only by the spirit world. Yet what mystifies Poirot most is the woman's true motive for approaching him.
This title was previously published as There is a Tide...
©1948 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers
Hugh Frasier gives another great performance of one of Agatha Christie's best stories. This story keeps you guessing to the end.
Hugh Fraser is an amazing narrator and actor. He brings you into the story and keeps you there.
I REALLY did not like the message that the end of the story gave. I love Agatha Christie and in particular Hercule Poirot Mysteries. But in my opinion, her ending in this particular novel was a major societal faux pas. While it might have been accepted in days long past, it certainly isn't now.
I listened to this book over a period of days.
Great story set in 1948, unfolds beautifully under excellent narration. I loved it!
App says I need to "finish writing (?)" before it will accept my review ... so this is just filler.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
It took too long for Poirot to appear. I wasn't keen on any of the characters and found this book almost boring (except for the excellent narration). There are many better Poirots out there.
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