The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie was released in 1926 and there are several reasons why we keep reading it after almost a hundred years.
Roger Ackroyd is a wealthy old man who was stabbed to death by a mysterious figure. With his death the secrets of the woman he loved are burried and it is up to Hercule Poirot to solve the intense case. That is all you need to know about this book, It is one of those who needs to be read knowing very little at the beginning.
I love this book, I read it in two days because once you start this book it’s very hard to put it down, you are hooked from the first chapter to the very last word, but that was not the only reason why I loved this book.
Every detail was measured perfectly to trick you in a certain way that you don’t even know who is guilty or innocent of anything. Every character (and there were a lot) has the perfect motive and a secret to keep, so your theories will be changing constantly until the ending.
When in the marketing of this book says it has one of the best and most surprising endings of all time, they were not lying. You don’t even expect it and it hits you like a truck. Once you process the ending, it makes perfect sense because there is no loose end. When I finished this book I re-read some parts and I realized that the answer was in front of me.
It was so well written, the concept was amazing, the execution was perfect, the only person who could pulled this off was Agatha Christie. With this book she changed the entire mystery genre and launched her career
Every time someone asks me to recommend a book I always say one of her books because she is definitely one of the best writers of all time and I think everyone can enjoy her writing and stories. So, this time I recommend you ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’, trust me, you won’t regret reading this book.