I read books (and place a review here afterwards) in the following categories Mystery/Detective, British literature (mostly older books, from Gutenberg.org), Adventure, some Dutch lieterature and more.
My top favorite writers are John Galsworthy, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, but among my five-star reviews you will also find (debuts of) contemporary writers. A recent example is Gillian Flynn. I mostly read ebooks.
Sophie Hannah wrote a very acceptable Poirot novel. The story is good, though a bit complicated, and Poirot behaves like he always did.
The story has enough twists, almost too many. I was quite wrong when I thought I understood the plot when I was almost halfway. At that stage my ideas were in line with all the facts given so far, but apparently there was a better solution, as found by Poirot.
It is a bit strange to read a brand new Poirot novel in 2014, but in my opinion Sophie Hannah did a good job. She invented a different "side kick" than Hastings, but that did not disturb me. I would enjoy more of her Poirot!