The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
It’s been a while since the last time I’ve read something from Agatha Christie and it’s always a delight when I get to read one.
The Unexpected Guest is a play written by Christie and was adapted into a novel by Charles Osborne. It’s not the typical Miss Marple stories but a mystery nonetheless from the queen of crime.
This is, however (if my memory serves me right), the first book I’ve read from the author where the culprit goes unpunished. And I think that’s okay. As I think about it now, weeks after I’ve finished reading it, I also wouldn’t want it to end any other way.
The story and the pace was gripping enough but the chase and thrill were missing plus I was able to guess who the culprit was early on but don’t let that put you off from reading this. I’ve probably read too much Christie books that’s why.
It’s a quick, one-sitting read so go for it.
Rating: 3.5/5 stars