Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Review - The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Title: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author: Stuart Turton
Pages: 432
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release Date: 18th September 2018

Blurb from Goodreads: 

The Rules of Blackheath
Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.
There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.
We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.
Understood? Then let's begin...


Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop 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. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others...
The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.

 My Review:
*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark and NetGalley*

Aiden Bishop has tried countless times to stop Evelyn Hardcastle being murdered, but he always fails.
Aiden relives the day of the murder, attempting to find out the identity of the murderer. But he's not the only one. People are working against Aiden, and they will do anything to be the first to discover the murderer's name in order to escape Blackheath.
Who wants Evelyn dead?
Can Aiden escape Blackheath?

It's not often that big, slow-paced books can hold my attention, but this book managed it.
The plot was intriguing and full of twists that I didn't see coming. There was a lot of information to wrap my head around, so I did get a little confused once or twice.
I liked Aiden and was rooting for him. There were several characters that I liked, but there were so many characters that I sometimes had to really think to remember who they were.
The writing style was engaging and easy to read.
If you like murder mysteries, Cluedo and time travel, then I would recommend you read this.

Overall this was an enjoyable, unique read.



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