Late First Impression - Like a Movie

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This was my first time reading Alex Michaelides, and I love how you can tell by his writing style that he is a screenwriter. The way he writes is cinematic, with fourth wall breaks and narration that feels like a monologue. I'm instantly captivated by this style of writing, and I want to know more.

This feels a lot like "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" with the secluded island setting and the A-List suspects, the unreliable narration and the camera-like qualities of the descriptions. But those similarities are okay; I adored that movie, and I have a sneaking suspicion I will adore this book. For all its protestations that it is not an Agatha Christie, I know those twists are coming, and I can't wait to watch it unfold. I don't even want to look up the plot on Wikipedia (the way I did with Glass Onion); I just want to read and immerse myself in this drama.