Ten strangers are lured to a remote Scottish island at the invitation of a reclusive industrialist.
Stranded on Lord Black's wondrous estate, the disparate guests have more in common than they first realize.
Accused by a mysterious letter of having committed crimes in their past, one by one they are hunted down. But who is the killer? Will any of them live to find out?
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About the Author
His second novel, "Countdown to Death," is a modern re-telling of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None," drawing inspiration from the remote gothic qualities of the Scottish highlands in homage to the classic whodunit.
He lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This author has potential. This reads more like a play or a script. There's too much going on in this book at one time. There was no smooth transition between scenes. I might try another book by this author in the future. Simone24
Book exchanged for an honest review~ This modern retelling of an Agatha Christie novel is a curious thing. I've not read any of Agatha Christie's works yet. I'm intrigued enough to begin reading them now. I honestly don't know how to describe the book without having to resort to spoilers. Spoilers are something that I hate no matter the format. I like to reach my own journey with reading on my own. The author is new to me yet clearly he knows what he's doing. The story and characters are raw, flawed, compelling, and intriguing. Definitely sparked my interest in reading more Agatha Christie Novels.
"Ten green bottles hanging on the wall, And if one green bottle should accidentally fall, There will be 9 green bottles.........." A crooked cop, an actress who is a black widow, an extortionist, a physician into experimental treatments, a warmonger, an actor spreading HIV, a couple who 'lost' a disabled son and a man who committed vehicular homicide all brought together by letters from Lord Black asking them to join him on his island. Everyone looking for something from Lord Black so everyone accepted. All were strangers and all were stranded once they reached the island but no Lord Black was in residence. Then a letter was read by the caretaker. The letter addressed each guest personally and held each's darkest secret. Then one of them was murdered and the nightmare began. Countdown to Death reminded me of Hitchcock version of a Sherlock Holmes mystery minus the detective to save anyone. I really enjoyed the intrigue and the building suspense. Iain McChesney did an incredible job with this book and it is definitely not your average mystery. I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for a review. For more information about Iaian McChesney check out https://iainmcchesney.wordpress.com/
I skipped through it but still felt i had wasted my time.