The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed--again. She's been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, 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.Deeply ...

Details The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

TitleThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Release DateFeb 8th, 2018
PublisherRaven Books
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    (4.5) If you’re looking for a book to keep you awake at night because you NEED to finish it then this is it!Somebody’s going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won’t appear to be a murder so the murderer won’t be caught. Rectify that injustice and I’ll show you the way out.I loved how unique the premise was, a murder-mystery where the main character gets to relive the same day 8 times to try and solve it but every day he's in a diff...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    4.5⭐Do you know how many books it’d taken me to finally use the word, unputdownable? I think I'm more thrilled to have finally said it than actually reading this book. What can I say, I'm a simple girl. The simple pleasures bring me the most joy. But back to the task at hand because friends, let me tell you, this. Was. Unputdownable! Hold on, let me gather my wits first, this book was very taxing on my brain.So, you’re thinking ‘a high-co...
  • Berit☀️✨
    3.5 maybe it is just me? But never the less confusing stars🌟🌟🌟The concept of this book was really quite brilliant... A little reminiscent of both Life After Life and Ground Hog Day.... with the added little twist of the body swapping....Admittedly it is holiday time and I was not as focused on this book as I needed to be.... so as far as me being confused throughout the majority of this book, it could very likely just be a me problem.......
  • Paromjit
    Stuart Turton has written an extraordinarily original, atmospheric, intelligent and fiendishly complex novel that I really loved! At one level it masquerades as an Agatha Christie style golden age classic crime, and indeed many of the tropes present in that genre are here such as the diverse range of characters at a country house party. It is no exaggeration to say it is so much more, including the presence of time leaps, and absolutely nothing i...
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    “Now do you see? Escape isn’t to be found at the end of this dirt road; it’s through me. So run if you must. Run until you can’t stand, and when you wake up in Blackheath again and again, do so in the knowledge that nothing here is arbitrary, nothing overlooked, You’ll stay here until I decide otherwise.” Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Imagine you’re in a body you don’t know. You don’t remember your name, your age, nothing.You have an em...
  • Norma
    3.5 stars 🌟 I have no idea how I actually feel about this one!This was probably one of the most confusing and complex novels that I have ever read. I actually quite enjoyed the premise of this story as it definitely was quite clever and really made me think but in the end I was a little disappointed with the “what just happened?” ending which left me feeling a little unsatisfied. I felt a little bit cheated as I was so hoping the ending wo...
  • Faye*
    4.5 starsThis book was SO FREAKING GOOD! If you like mystery/crime/whodunnit stories with the little "extra", go read this book. The one advice I would give you is to go into it with an open mind and don't research too much beforehand. I would say it is best to know as little as possible but if you prefer to know what it's about, all you need to you know is that Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed at a fancy gala thrown by her parents and our protag...
  • Hannah
    Groundhog Day Meets Agatha Christie was all I needed to hear to be completely, positively intrigued by this book. I had an absolute blast reading this and trying (and failing) to figure things out. Aiden Bishop wakes up in a body that is not his with no memory at all. He learns that he will wake up on this same day 8 times in 8 different hosts to solve a murder that will occur in the evening. We follow him chronologically (from his perspective), ...
  • Carolyn
    In this novel the main character, Aiden Bishop finds himself in a time loop of the 'Groundhog Day' variety. He is at a country house party for Evelyn Hardcastle who has just returned from Paris after a long period away. Set in the period between the wars (1920/30s) the guests include a mixture of titled nobility and socialites along with a supporting cast of valets, maids and household staff. Evelyn will be murdered at the party and Aiden finds h...
  • Emma
    What just happened 👀 Now it's clear that Stuart Turton doesn't mind setting himself a challenge. Keeping track of what the hell is going on is challenging enough as a reader, I cannot imagine the effort and planning it must have taken to put it all together as a writer. Imagine: there's a kind of Groundhog Day repetition in different bodies, a multiple murder mystery/investigation, a multitude of characters, an escape plan, an evil footman, ti...
  • Marialyce
    2.5 very disjointed and disappointing stars.When reading this book, I felt like I needed a road map or a gps system to navigate through the various occurrences happening. It was one of the most confusing books I have ever read and because of this confusion, the message which I think the author was trying to relate got lost.Having someone or in this case someones change identity and become someone else on a daily basis made one feel as if they nev...
  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    See Full review on my blogObviously, I am like the other reviewers:This book is amazing. The plot is so complicated and full of action, you literally could not stop reading until you learn WHAT THE HELL IS ACTUALLY GOING ON!If I didn't have that unforgettably pleasant night, I'd go with 3 stars, If the end didn't disappoint me I'd go with 5 stars,So I settled at 4. I so liked this book but I wish the ending, was a bit different. This is me on pag...
  • ☙ percy ❧
    bloody, bloody, bloody hell. this was the most stunningly unique and outrageously clever novel i've read in a long time, and if i had to sum it up with one sentence, it would probably be "agatha christie on LSD." even the premise in itself was incredible - a man who has eight days to solve a murder, each day repeating over and over except he is in different bodies of the guests at the party, and only after he solves them can he leave - otherwise ...
  • maymay ☕ {semi hiatus}
    DNF @ 75% i feel like im the only one on earth who holds this unpopular opinion AND IM SO DISAPPOINTED but...i feel like i've aged 10 years over the course of reading this had sO MUCH POTENTIAL AND I WAS SO EXCITED TO READ IT BUT its achingly SLOW and there are millions of characters introduced i literally had no idea whos who ;-;i read the last chapter and i have no idea what happened or how it got solved AND I REALLY WANNA KNOW so if an...
  • Sarah
    Holy shit, my head hurts. I haven't read a book that made my brain melt like this since Blake Crouch's Dark Matter. And just like in that book it is so satisfying to watch all the pieces come together. This book is a wild mixture of Agatha Christie, Groundhog Day, and Black Mirror. I'm not going to say anything about the plot because I think it is better to go in blind and not read reviews (many of them reveal way too much, IMO) or even the blurb...
  • Susan
    Nineteen years before the events in this novel, a young boy was killed by a groundskeeper at Blackheath House. Someone else was involved in the crime, but escaped detection. Now, Lord Peter and Lady Helena Hardcastle are opening up Blackheath House again and hosting a party for their daughter, Evelyn, on her return from Paris. However, all is not what it seems in this original, and ambitious, novel. For it was Evelyn’s young brother, Thomas, wh...
  • Liz Barnsley
    My brain is melting!Devilishly clever and a work of pure f****** genius.I can't even begin to fathom how to review this one without any kind of spoilers so I'm not even going to try. For a start I'm still working through the puzzle that is this enigma - like a rubix cube in book form just when you are cheering yourself quietly for getting all the blue squares on one side you realise you still have yellow, red and green to go and any attempt to ge...
  • Sara
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a mastercraft in historical fiction, unlike anything I've read since Agatha Christie. Evelyn is going to be killed. Again. Every night her murder goes unsolved, the gala party where she dies restarts and Andrew is always too late to save her. The writing is hugely atmospheric, and sets the scene perfectly. The descriptions are rich and detailed. It's almost like stepping bac...
  • Lucy Banks
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.A hugely ambitious, intricately plotted book, with some confusing parts!The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is one of those books that has a premise so startling and impressive, that it just begs to be explored. A man finds himself caught on loop, repeating a single day of a murder - the only difference being, he must complete each day as a different person, and sol...
  • Blair
    This mind-bending body-hopping mystery is like the result of some unholy union between The Bone Clocks, The River of No Return and a Golden Age crime classic. It begins with a man finding himself running through a forest in evening dress, with no idea who or where he is. He remembers nothing but a name – Anna – and when he sees a girl being attacked in the woods, he assumes this is Anna and he must save her. He gives chase, but is intercepted...
  • Victoria Rose
    Do you like murder mysteries? Time travel?? Body swapping? Black Mirror?? Then this is the book for you, my friends. I'm not usually the biggest fan of mystery novels - aside from Sherlock Holmes, I haven't read that many. So, about halfway through this book, I was thinking that although the content and the writing of this novel deserves more like 4 stars, I would probably be rating it 3, due to my personal preferences. HOWEVER, Stuart Turton cha...
  • Erin Clemence
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Aiden Bishop is attending a party at Blackheath Estate, when the young daughter of the house, Evelyn Hardcastle, commits suicide. Aiden is soon visited by a mysterious figure in a costume, and learns quickly that Evelyn’s fate will continue to play out in just this way until Aiden can figure out (with the help of some other...
  • Emma
    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Every reader knows that, every once in a while, a book comes along that reminds you just how much you love reading, and that is absolutely what The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle did for me. I’ve read a few other books this year that I adored, but not many, and most of them were slow reads where I was pausing...
  • Eva
    Bloody hell. I have no idea how I’m supposed to review this!At its base, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a murder mystery set in a mansion. However, Evelyn Hardcastle will die again and again, until her murder is solved. Her final day keeps repeating itself and it’s up to Aiden Bishop to find the clues that will save her. However, Aiden starts each day in someone else’s body! I mean, what now?!While I was reading this, I dubbed it ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Reviewed via the Hardback US Edition (The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle) - No idea why Goodreads doesn't just put them together. I was apparently currently reading both.
  • samantha (books-are-my-life20)
    The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle or 7 Deaths depending on where you live is a really really good murder mystery i mean wow it was one heck of a puzzle!!! Aiden must inhabit eight of the other guests at the party to solve the mystery or be forced to repeat history over and over again forever!!!. How on earth the author thought of this and managed to write it up so it made sense is beyond me. it's so origin it would be a 5 star just for that. but...
  • Lauren
    NOTE: THIS REVIEW WILL NOT CONTAIN SPOILERS, HOWEVER, THE LAST LINE OF MY REVIEW WILL HINT AT SOMETHING. DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED. 4.5 stars*holds head* that was something else! Well, where to begin? The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a wonderfully unique book as it marries the Agatha Christie whodunit set-up with the Black Mirror/Inception twist and the repetition of Groundhog Day, whilst managing to pull the...