The Christie Affair
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pub Date: 2.1.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆.5
“The age of disappearing women. It had been going on forever. Thousands of us vanished, with not a single police officer searching. Not a word from the newspapers. Only our long absences and quiet returns. If we ever returned at all.”
I started reading The Christie Affair back in March, but I wasn’t quite into the story, so I waited a while and downloaded the audiobook from my local library. The audiobook was precisely what I needed to listen to at the time, and I thoroughly enjoyed the narrators.
While I wasn’t a fan of Nan at first (given that she was the other woman), I eventually grew to be fond of her after learning about the trauma that she endured during her past. She had undoubtedly suffered and was continuing to mourn the completely unimaginable loss of her daughter.
I may have gone into this book without reading the synopsis, so it took me a bit to understand that The Christie Affair really wouldn’t include anything from Agatha Christie’s viewpoint. Instead, the entire story was told from Nan’s perspective, even for events she wasn’t present for.
What transpired during this book may or may not have occurred during those eleven days that Agatha Christie disappeared, but it definitely made for an intriguing story.
👩🏽 Told from the perspective of Nan O’Dea
⏳ Time jump from 1918 to 1926
✍🏼 Features Agatha Christie
🔎 A bit of mystery
❌- Rape, Child loss
What book did you have trouble reading but ended up loving the audiobook?
Format: 311 pages, Hardback
Published: February 1, 2022 by St Martin Press
Free review copy provided by publisher, St Martin’s Press, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced.