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Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 24 April 2021
Usually Agatha Christie's novels follow a strict formula. The first 90% of the book is just setting the thing up and collecting all clues. It's only in the last 10% that big reveals are made and things fall in place. This book is a perfect manifestation of 'this' very formula.

Due to the structure of the story itself, where Poirot reconstructs a cold case, there is one testimony after another for the first 90% of the book. You go through the same situation from different point of view again and again and again! The book gives you every reason to drop it off. The narrative just doesn't move forward at all. You don't know what you are even doing reading this thing and doubt if this is even worth your time.

But my oh my, the payoff delivers.

The final 10% throws at you one truth after another. Every single clue start making sense and you realize that Christie has yet again kept her promise of a brilliant "Poirot whoddunit" at his cerebral finest no less. Never doubt the Queen of Crime.
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