Meg and her best friend Minnie were invited to this awesome, super-exclusive party. It’s at a classmate’s family’s vacation home and all the invitees are told to keep it to themselves.
But when they arrive, they see that they are two of ten people and the person throwing it isn’t there. But one of the people there is the guy who Meg and Minnie are both in love with. Awkward.
Know what’s worse? There’s also a serial killer.
I didn’t read Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, which reportedly inspired this. I can’t compare Ten to the original, but I did competely enjoy it. (It did remind me of an old Facts of Life episode, but that’s a whole other thing.)
As you know, I am a huge fan of horror movies and this is definitely a must-read for those who love scary movies. It’s very smart and even though I was pretty sure I knew who the killer was, I was wrong.
This is such a creepy set-up: ten people on an island in the middle of nowhere and, thanks to a storm, no way to get help. It would be pretty scary even without a serial killer, but once the body count starts increasing, things get even scarier. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t take long for paranoia to set in and people begin to suspect each other.
This is a fairly short novel (barely over 300 pages) and it reads incredibly quickly. I didn’t find it scary, per se, but like I said, it’s definitely creepy.
As a scary movie fan, I also appreciated the nature of the kills. They were imaginative and, once we learned more about why people were targeted, the kills were appropriate.