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This is a tale of murder.
Or maybe that’s not quite true. At its heart, it’s a love story, isn’t it? The
saddest kind of love story—about the end of love; the death of love.
So I guess I was right the first time.
You may think you know this story. You probably read about it at the
time—the tabloids loved it, if you recall: MURDER ISLAND was a popular
headline. Unsurprising, really, as it had all the perfect ingredients for a press
sensation: a reclusive ex–movie star; a private Greek island cut off by the
wind … and, of course, a murder.
A lot of rubbish was written about that night. All kinds of wild,
inaccurate theories about what may, or may not, have taken place. I avoided
all of it. I had no interest in reading misinformed speculation about what
might have happened on the island.
I knew what happened. I was there.
Who am I? Well, I am the narrator of this tale—and also a character in
There were seven of us in all, trapped on the island.
One of us was a murderer.
But before you start laying bets on which of us did it, I feel duty bound
to inform you that this is not a whodunit. Thanks to Agatha Christie, we all
know how this kind of story is meant to play out: a baffling crime, followed
by a dogged investigation, an ingenious solution—then, if you’re lucky, a
twist in the tale. But this is a true story, not a work of fiction. It’s about real
people, in a real place. If anything, it’s a whydunit—a character study, an
examination of who we are; and why we do the things we do.
What follows is my sincere and heartfelt attempt to reconstruct the
events of that terrible night—the murder itself, and everything that led up to
it. I pledge to present you with the plain, unvarnished truth—or as near to it
as I can get. Everything we did, said, and thought.
But how? I hear you ask. How is it possible? How can I possibly know
it all? Not just every action taken, everything said and done—but
everything undone, unsaid, all the private thoughts in one another’s minds?
For the most part, I am relying on the conversations we had, before the
murder and afterward—those of us who survived, that is. As for the dead, I
trust you’ll grant me artistic license regarding their interior life. Given I am
a playwright by trade, I am perhaps better qualified than most for this
My account is also based on my notes—taken both before and after the
murder. A word of explanation regarding this. I have been in the habit of
keeping notebooks for some years now. I wouldn’t call them diaries, they’re
not as structured as that. Just a record of my thoughts, ideas, dreams,
snatches of conversations I overhear, my observations of the world. The
notebooks themselves are nothing fancy, just plain black Moleskines. I have
the relevant notebook from that year open now, by my side—and will no
doubt consult it as we proceed.
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