The Hollow: A Play (Acting Edition)
by Agatha Christie
5 out of 5 stars
A group of people get together for a weekend in the country, and one of them is murdered. Everyone is a suspect, and they all are hiding something from the police. One man is known for having various affairs, while his poor wife is clueless that his mistress is in the same house. Edward worries that his relatives resent him for inheriting the estate where they all grew up. Midge is tired of being seen a child, and tries to attract Edward’s attention. Lady Angkatell is so scatter-brained that no one can follow her silly conversations. They all have a motive for murder, but which one of them actually did it?
I loved this amazing mystery! I was surprised at every plot twist, and I had no idea who the murderer really was until the very end. It was wonderful to see how every clue was laid out, bringing speculation and suspicion on each character in turn.
The characters are all so different and dramatic. Their personalities are vivid and sharp, and I just loved the clever dialogue between them. It was a complete delight to see how they changed and confessed their little secrets. Each person has some complex relationship with the others, and the family dynamics between all the cousins was full of history.
Such a fantastic play! I would love to see it performed on stage someday.