The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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This book blew my mind! Utterly original and unique.-Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling authorA murder mystery novel inspired by Agatha Christie with a dash of Groundhog Day and a hint of Quantum Leap and Downton Abbey.Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. With a locked-room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense.The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a breathlessly addictive mystery that follows one man's race against time to find a killer, with an astonishing time-turning twist that means nothing and no one are quite what they seem. From the author of The Devil and the Dark Water, Stuart Turton delivers inventive twists in a thriller of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.

  • Author - Stuart Turton
  • Publisher - Sourcebooks
  • Publication Date - 05-07-2019
  • Page Count - 480
  • Hardcover
  • Adult
  • Mystery and Thriller
  • Product Dimension - 5.4 H x 8.2 W x 1.4 D
  • ISBN-13 - 9781492670124

Web ID: 9092806

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    Nov 05, 2023
    You have to read this book!!!

    Absolutely loved this story. Kept me on the edge of my seat and guessing the entire time.

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    Nov 04, 2023
    3.75 stars

    THE 7½ DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE by Stuart Turton Imagine waking up in a body that’s not yours, in a remote, rundown estate, surrounded by people you don’t know. You don’t know how you got there and your memory is spotty at best. The only person you kind of know is a woman named Anna. This story follows Aiden Bishop as he tries to solve the mystery and murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. For the next eight days he wakes up in the body of a different person/suspect and he has to essentially not lose himself within the host’s persona and instincts in order to solve the mystery. If he figures out the answer he gets to go home. If he fails he has to start the loop all over again. As you can imagine, this is a wholly unusual, complex and confusing mess of a storyline. Throughout the first few chapters of this book I kept saying, “Wait… what?!” I was equal parts perplexed, frustrated then fully invested and entertained. While I didn’t connect with any of the morally grey, unlikable characters, I did enjoy the story enough to keep reading to the end. The ending itself felt a little anticlimactic for me, but I appreciate how the story came together despite having lingering questions. (What exactly did Anna do to deserve such epic torture and torment?) Overall, the concept is clever and it was enjoyable. Recommend if you love a good thriller and murder-mystery with a sci-fi twist. Rating: 3.75/5 ⭐️

    Customer review from
    Oct 22, 2023

    I am absolutely in love with this book. I read it the first time and thought about it consistently until I finally read it again. You always know its a good one when it sits with you for a long time. As someone enamored with science fiction and whodunnits, this scratched every itch I didnt even know I had.

    Customer review from
    Aug 12, 2023
    from KY
    What am I missing?

    I've heard so much buzz about this book, and have seen BookTok posts about how much the poster loved, but I do not feel the same way. I did enjoy the concept of the book, but just couldn't get into it, even though I did finish it but it was a struggle to do so. I feel like this book needed to be condensed. That doesn't mean it needed fewer "days" to solve the mystery, but the Groundhog Day effect drew tiresome when if it were written with tighter story, I think it could've gone a lot better. The characters also came off as rather bland and two-dimensional. None of them interested me enough to care too much about what was happening or how it was happening. I wish it had a faster pace, and characters that were convincing and enticing. But by the end I didn't care about the mystery the story was built around or how it was going to be solved. Maybe I was in a bad funk when I read it, but clearly not my thing.

    Customer review from
    Jul 01, 2023
    Brought me back from a slump

    I find it hard to start a book while I’m in a reading slump, but this book really took off with the suspense and intricate plot.

    Customer review from
    May 09, 2023

    this book left me speechless for days, the ending may have been the weakest point but it was still beautifully written. i wish i could read it for the first time again

    Customer review from
    May 03, 2023
    Good but convoluted

    Overall a good story but how it is written is convoluted. I often found myself lost and having to backtrack just to know what was going on. I almost didn’t finish it.

    Customer review from
    Feb 10, 2023
    Great Read

    I absolutely LOVEDDD reading this book. I really enjoyed trying to figure out who the real culprit was and even came up with some of my own theories along the way. The Book being written in the way that is was (with us only reading fractions of a day before switching to the next/previous day) really kept me on my feet. The main character is very well written and I like how you can still see fragments of his real personality inside of each of the hosts. The concept of the book was really interesting and instantly caught my eye. The setting was also very well described. On of my favorite parts has to be the twist ending. I would have never expected that to happen and it made me think about it a lot after finishing this book. The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is an extremely good book and I recommend that you read it when given the chance.

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