Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

5 Stars from me

Oh the tension! Oh the darkness! Oh the awkwardness!

Alice Feeney has created an deeply compelling and darkly suspenseful tale – I absolutely loved it!

Nana and Seaglass sound captivating perfect to me and I found it so easy to imagine visiting them, my heart may have a yearned a little for a Nana like that in my life.

The carefully crafted imagery was an absolute delight, everything was so beautifully described that I felt like I knew Seaglass intimately.

The dysfunctional family members, with all their many faults, and truly despicable ways, were clear and distinct within the story. Each of them felt fully formed and it was easy to gain opinions about each of them. In my case, some of which were right from the beginning and some of which changed as the story unfolded.

Then there is the poetry. So clever, dark and beautiful. I loved this peppered throughout the book.

If you are a fan of suspense, of psychological thrillers, of locked room mystery novels, or just love a good old fashioned whodunnit – I am sure you will love this book.  It would make for a great little TV mini-series!

Blurb: Daisy Darker is an all-consuming tale of psychological suspense with a spectacular twist from the internationally bestselling author Alice Feeney

Daisy Darker’s family were as dark as dark can be, when one of them died all of them lied and pretended not to see . . .

Daisy Darker is arriving at her grandmother’s house for her eightieth birthday. It is Halloween, and Seaglass – the crumbling Cornish house perched upon its own tiny private island – is at one with the granite rocks it sits on. The Darker family haven’t all been in the same place for over a decade, and when the tide comes in they’ll be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. When the tide goes back out, nothing will ever be the same again, because one of them is a killer . . .


Wow! Echoes of Christie’s And Then There Were None but turned into something wonderfully original and wrapped in a genuinely creepy dysfunctional family fairy tale of a novel, this takes Feeney to the next level. LOVED IT!’ – Sarah Pinborough, author of #1 bestselling Behind Her Eyes

‘Clever, sinister, claustrophobic, beguiling and utterly compelling. I was totally hooked from the first sentence’ – Peter James

‘So many nasty secrets. And that’s before the bodies start to pile up! I’ve always been an Alice Feeney fan – but I think she’s outdone herself with this startling murderfest!’ – R.L. Stine



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