by: Peter Swanson
Nine strangers receive a list with their names on it in the mail. Nothing else, just a list of names on a single sheet of paper. None of the nine people know or have ever met the others on the list. They dismiss it as junk mail, a fluke – until very, very bad things begin happening to people on the list. First, a well-liked old man is drowned on a beach in the small town of Kennewick, Maine. Then, a father is shot in the back while running through his quiet neighborhood in suburban Massachusetts. A frightening pattern is emerging, but what do these nine people have in common? Their professions range from oncology nurse to aspiring actor.
FBI agent Jessica Winslow, who is on the list herself, is determined to find out. Could there be some dark secret that binds them all together? Or is this the work of a murderous madman? As the mysterious sender stalks these nine strangers, they find themselves constantly looking over their shoulders, wondering who will be crossed off next….
Helen says: 🤓🤓🤓 1/2
There are a ton of characters in this book. It took me the first half of the book to remember who they all were and their relevance. Luckily, there is a character key in the front section that you can reference. You will need to read this quickly or you will forget who everyone is! It was unremarkable but enjoyable.
Holly says: 🤓🤓🤓1/2
An Agatha Christie-esque page turner – a modern day And Then There Were None – on a less quaint scale. There are plenty of characters – well, more than nine – some charming, and some not so charming, and some who are gone before you have had a chance to form an opinion about them. A quick and entertaining read – give it a go!