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'The one book that has satisfied me completely – the book I always wanted to write.' Agatha Christie. Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway tracks. Looking back over the years, Joan painfully re-examines her attitudes, relationships and actions and becomes increasingly uneasy about the person who is revealed to her….

©2011 Mary Westamacott (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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My favourite book of all of Christie's books

As soon as I heard the first words in the sample I knew I would love this book. The voice and the manner of Jackie Crago suits this book perfectly. That is exactly how I imagined Joan Scudamore to sound. I knew the story, I'd read this book before and Iloved it.

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  • amemfajael
  • 07-21-17

A book that makes you think about your life.

A woman finds herself marooned in a lonely place and is forced to review her life. Nothing much happens, but it is compelling listening. As ever, Agatha Christie, shows a great understanding of human nature and her wonderful gift of storytelling. I wish it had gone on longer.