Mind blowing and unputdownable, this is one of those mystery thrillers that will keep you up at night until you see how it ends!
How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?
The Hardcastle family is hosting a masquerade at their home, and their daughter Evelyn Hardcastle will die. She will die every day until Aiden Bishop is able identify her killer and break the cycle.
But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up each day in a different body as one of the guests.
Aiden’s only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend. But nothing and no one are quite what they seem.
Honestly, the first couple of pages, I didn’t know where this book was going and whether I am going to enjoy it at all. But as you go through the chapters and get familiar with the story, you realise how clever this book is, and you enjoy it like you have never enjoyed any other book before.
As a debut novel, Stuart Turton did an incredible job with this book. It starts slowly, and grows into a great story. We follow the main character Aiden through many bodies, day by day. The book is set into one place, one town, one house and its surroundings, and sometimes moves backwards and forwards in time.
If you love mysteries and closed escape room books, you will enjoy this book so much!
I have always admired Aiden. Even though all the bodies he was in tried to make him forget about who he really is, he would always fight so his character can flow on the surface! I loved the sacrifices he makes towards Anna, and their relationship.
The ending, the last 30 pages are so smart, amazing and perfectly wrapped up that I couldn’t believe I never noticed those clues.
I am giving it 4 stars out of 5, because, even though I really, really enjoyed it, it was extremely hard for me to follow the times and bodies, and I couldn’t get along with the stories and solve the mystery together with Aiden – I always felt like I was falling behind, that put me under stress.
If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, please grab a copy as soon as you can. This is the escape room mystery that we have all been waiting for!
I want to thank NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for providing me an advanced reader e-copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review.
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15 thoughts on “The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton [BOOK REVIEW]”
N ice job, Ivana.
Thank you Mike!
great review, sounds very interesting
Thank you Ashleigh!
I do like the sound of this book. Nice review.
Thank you so much!
I have this one waiting for me – thanx for the review.
Looking forward to see what you think of it!
I’m currently reading this one so I skimmed your review as I was scared to learn of any details. See, I went into it not reading the synopsis so each turn of the page is new info. I will make sure to come back when I am done!
Thank you Saturday! I don’t have any spoilers in the review, but I look forward to see what you think when you’re finished! Happy reading! <3
I read this book earlier this year and loved it. One of my favourite reads of 2018.
I am glad you enjoyed it Jo! Happy Reading!
Great review, and I am glad you enjoyed this one! I loved this book so much and it is one of my top 2018 reads for sure!
I am so glad you loved it! Happy reading Kaleena 💖