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

Goodreads Synopsis:

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn HardcastleThe 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.

My Opinion:

Groundhog Day meets Agatha Christie on steroids!

Sebastian Bell wakes up in the woods. He is lost, shouting for a woman named Anna without any idea who Anna is and how he ended up in the woods to begin with. Hold on to your seats folks, this is going to be a bumpy ride!

This is the craziest, most confusing, and yet unique story I have read in quite some time! I am going to say very little about this story because the less you know going into it the better the story will be for you!

I took the advice of other bloggers that have read this book and took notes. I highly advise it! It really helped me to keep the characters as well as the storyline straight. I found myself glancing at them often to refresh my memory, so they were a lifesaver.

This book contains a lot of misdirection and just when I think I know what is going on…here comes another curve ball. This is part of what made this book so much fun to read. I had no idea where the story would go and the ending was a complete surprise.

I will leave you with a passage that I feel wraps up the book perfectly!

For once, it would be refreshing to find somebody in this place who was exactly what they appeared to be.

This book is available to buy at these retailers:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Book Depository

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13 thoughts on “Book Review – The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

  1. Glad you enjoyed it Tina! I also took notes and referred to the map in the hard copy. I also listened on audio. I’ve heard it has been optioned for film. Can’t wait!

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  2. I just got this one on audiobook from the library. When I saw it was like 20 hours of listening, I thought I might skip it. Your review has me changing my mind on that. I guess I better get listening!

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