Daisy Darker: A Novel (Paperback)

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Daisy Darker's family has spent years avoiding being in the same room all together. Each of them has their reasons, and secrets, for staying as far apart as possible, but they cannot deny Nana one last family reunion on her 80th birthday. Besides, once they all gather on the secluded island she resides on, Nana will finally be sharing what is in her will. What none of them expect is at the stroke of midnight when they find Nana murdered in the Kitchen. With a storm raging and the tide too high to cross for the next 8 hours, the Darker family will be forced to confront the misdeeds of their past before it is too late, because someone is beginning to pick them off one by one. The Darker family is full of some of the wickedest and most despicable people I have had the pleasure of reading about. I couldn't get enough of their endless drama, secrets, and tragedies. And some secrets are worth killing over. Daisy Darker is a thrilling ride filled with numerous twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end. 

— Parker Jensen

September 2022 Indie Next List

Daisy Darker headed in a direction I didn’t expect, and I was torn between rereading all I just read or going forward to see what was next! A dark and twisty tale — from the moment we arrive at Seaglass with the waves pounding until the very end.”
— Nona Camuel, CoffeeTree Books, Morehead, KY


"Alice Feeney is great with TWISTS and TURNS." —Harlan Coben

The NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR of Rock Paper Scissors returns with a locked-room mystery when a family reunion leads to murder in a delightfully twisty and atmospheric thriller, as seen on the TODAY show.

“A dysfunctional family meets Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None with a truly gasp-inducing twist. This is the book you've been looking for.” Catherine Ryan Howard, bestselling author of 56 Days

Daisy Darker was born with a broken heart. Now after years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in her crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. When the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours.

But at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows…

Trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one, the Darkers must reckon with their present mystery as well as their past secrets, before the tide goes out and all is revealed. As seen on the TODAY show and picked by Book of the Month, Daisy Darker's family secrets and Alice Feeney's trademark shocking twists will keep readers riveted.

About the Author

ALICE FEENEY is the New York Times bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie, I Know Who You Are, His & Hers, Rock Paper Scissors, and Good Bad Girl. Her novels have been translated into over twenty-five languages and have been optioned for major screen adaptations. Alice was a BBC journalist for fifteen years and now lives in the Devon countryside with her family.

Praise For…

Praise for Daisy Darker:
“A novel with tons of delicious twists and secrets…Alice Feeney is an author you need to check out.”
—Harlan Coben, on the TODAY show

Daisy Darker qualifies as a worthy, if bonkers, addition to this endlessly entertaining genre…[Readers] will be familiar with her habit of diligently engrossing us in a story and then wrenching it in a new direction with a shocker of a twist.”
—New York Times Book Review

“This book is all kinds of twisty, and it's SO much fun.”

Daisy Darker is clever, compelling, confounding and absolutely delicious.”
—Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of The Family Upstairs

“I absolutely loved it. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was an absolute thrill.”
—Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

“A sinisterly satisfying play on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None..
.Readers will be intrigued by the setting, the action, and the question of whether or not they can trust narrator Daisy.”
—Booklist, starred review

“Wow! Echoes of Christie's And Then There Were None but turned into something wonderfully original and wrapped in a genuinely creepy dysfunctional family fairy-tale of a novel, this takes Feeney to the next level. I LOVED IT!"
—Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes and Insomnia

“With an overarching sense of doom and danger lurking at every turn, Feeney has created something both entirely creepy and completely riveting in Daisy Darker. I couldn't put it down! A thrilling locked room mystery.”
—Mary Kubica, bestselling author of Local Woman Missing

"Daisy is twisty, loaded with gloomy atmosphere, and what’s more fun than watching a family rip each other to bits? It’s like Christmas in August.”

“So many nasty secrets. And that's before the bodies start to pile up! I've been an Alice Feeney fan--but I think she's outdone herself with this startling murderfest!"
—R.L. Stine, author Goosebumps and Fear Street

Daisy Darker is an astonishing book, packed with incredible characters and a lot of surprises. I devoured this in record time because I had to know what happened next. Alice Feeney is one of my absolute favorites.”
—Samantha Downing, bestselling author of For Your Own Good

Daisy Darker is a first rate, gripping thriller. Alice Feeney's gorgeous writing will sweep you up like a runaway train. Hold on for the ride!”
—Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling co-author of The Wife Between Us

“What a book! A dysfunctional family meets Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None with a truly gasp-inducing twist. Exceedingly clever, stylish, and emotionally astute, your visit to Seaglass is one you won't soon forget. This is the book you've been looking for.”
—Catherine Ryan Howard, bestselling author of 56 Days

“Clever, sinister, claustrophobic, beguiling and utterly compelling. I was totally hooked from the first sentence.”
—Peter James, bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels

“A dark, twisty tale about a dysfunctional family…Feeney’s nod to Agatha Christie’s classic mystery And Then There Were None adds a delightful twist to this quirky thriller. Aficionados of locked-room stories and family dramas (plus Feeney’s large fan base) will enjoy this highly recommended title.”
—Library Journal

“Evocative prose, fully realized characters, and an intimate, insightful first-person narrative. Flashbacks add depth while expanding the suspect list, and twists abound. Sarah Pinborough fans, take note.”
—Publishers Weekly

—Book Riot

“Come for the dysfunctional family fun. Stay for the wicked twist at the end.”
—The Optionist newsletter

“May just be her crowning achievement
…In a modern take on And Then There Were None, Alice Feeney presents twist after twist after twist.”
—Teen Vogue

“A beautifully written, suspenseful, and twisty tale told through Daisy’s eyes…Alice Feeney has outdone herself here. Read this novel very carefully. It will keep you turning the pages as the tension (and the body count) rises.”
—Deadly Pleasures, Grade A

“A gripping mystery full of twists and turns you won’t see coming - well worth losing yourself in while you wait for the tide to change.”
—Heat magazine (UK)

“Fans of Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None will savor this, but Feeney makes it so much more than a witty homage.”
—Daily Mail Online (UK)

“Completely riveting.”
—Good Housekeeping (UK)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250843944
ISBN-10: 1250843944
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: July 25th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English