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Summary and Review: The Christie Affair by Nina de

In a flashback to her younger years, we learn that Nan once fell in love with a

In 1929, Agatha ends up seeking out Nan during her disappearance, prompted by Finbarr who showed up trying

Agatha's adopted daughter Teddy is likely the baby that Nan had taken away from her, which is

Marston) turn up at the hotel Nan is staying at, it turns out that Mr

Bess and Nan devised a plot to get revenge/justice by murdering them

Marston poisoned both her and her husband) once he understands what happened

The book ends with Nan choosing to marry Archie in order to be with Teddy, Finbarr returns

The book is narrated by Nan O'Dea, the mistress of Archie Christie, and jumps back and forth

Archie goes out to buy an engagement ring and the next morning he breaks the news to

Archie tells Nan to stay away for the time being, and Nan goes North to Yorkshire to

There, Nan comes across her former love, Finbarr Mahoney, who is looking for her

Meanwhile, Inspector Frank Chilton is one of the many men searching for Agatha and he also goes

She grew up in a family of girls in England and spent summers at her Uncle's farm

During that time, Nan's older sister Colleen gets pregnant, gets kicked out of the house by their

When Finbarr returns from the war, he and Nan plan to get married, and they sleep together

Finbarr soon falls gravely ill from the flu, and Nan learns she is pregnant

However, the Mahoneys refuse to take her in, and Finbarr is too weak to have a say

She had narrowly missed running into Finbarr, who had received a letter from Nan not too long

Finbarr was looking to talk to Agatha, since it seems they have a mutual interest in preventing

Coincidentally, an elderly lady with dementia, Annabelle Oliver, had abandoned her car a short distance away from

At the Bellefort Hotel (where Chilton and Nan are staying at), Nan meets the various guests including

An American couple, Lizzy Clarke and Donny, depart right after the murders

After finding Agatha and Finbarr at the manor house, Chilton permits Agatha a day before turning her

However, when Finbarr comes to see Nan at the hotel, Chilton recognizes him and is able to

Agatha reveals that Nan is pursuing Archie because she believes that Agatha's (adopted) daughter Teddy is the

They stayed until they gave birth and they were kept there to nurse the babies until they

She soon learned the priest there, Father Joseph, was sexually abusing one of the girls, Bess

When Nan finally gives birth, Nan names the baby Genevieve and hopes to find a way to

Nan is furious and attacks Sister Mary Clare, who had pretended to be her friend while subjecting

When he finally arrives in England looking for her, Nan tells him about Genevieve and sends him

One day, Nan spots Teddy and is certain that Teddy is her daughter Genevieve

In Part III, Chilton and Agatha investigate the Marston murders and learn that Mrs

We additionally learn that Bess and Nan were in on it together, both determined to get justice

Agatha tries to convince Chilton not to arrest Nan and instead accept that justice was served

Chilton, Agatha, Nan and Finbarr spend a few more happy days at the manor house

Finally, various reports of sightings of Agatha in the area result in Archie showing up at the

Marston must've poisoned her husband and then poisoned herself, thus letting Nan off the hook

(The book leaves it slightly ambiguous weather Teddy really is Genevieve

) As for Agatha, after her marriage ends, she goes looking for Chilton, and they embrace

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