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
Author
Release DateFeb 8th, 2018
PublisherRaven Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • Berit☀️✨
    1970-01-01
    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
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Norma
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Hannah
    1970-01-01
    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), b...
  • Marialyce
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    1970-01-01
    Actual rating: 4.7⭐„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, no...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Sara
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Faye*
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsI thought this book was GREAT. The review will be up once the book is published.Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • Liz Barnsley
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Lucy Banks
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Victoria Rose
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Liz Barnsley
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Blair
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Joanne Robertson
    1970-01-01
    When The Grumpy Scotsman and I were first married we had a favourite tv series that we were addicted to and that we never missed. It was called Quantum Leap and was about a scientist called Dr Sam Beckett who travelled in time ending up in different bodies and righting the wrongs in their lives before “leaping” into the next person. He ended each episode looking at his new face in the mirror and saying “Oh boy..” And that’s how I felt w...
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    This is a work of genius. One of the best books I've ever read. It's not often I can read over 400 pages in one day but I did it with this one.
  • Anna Stephens
    1970-01-01
    I had the huge good fortune to receive an ARC of this from the author's agent. Seven Deaths is ... mind-boggling. I'm not sure I've ever been boggled quite so thoroughly as with this book. I suspected every single character at Blackheath of Evelyn's murder during my reading of this novel, with the exception, as it turned out, of the actual murderer. It's incredibly difficult to write a review that doesn't include spoilers, because things are reve...
  • Dave
    1970-01-01
    Utterly utterly brilliant, a mind-twisting tale the like if which you rarely come across. Very highly recommended.
  • Whispering Stories
    1970-01-01
    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comAiden Bishop awakes to find himself, or rather the body of someone else, in a forest and hears himself shouting the name Anna, although he doesn’t know who Anna is. He knows that he isn’t in his own body, but he can’t remember who he really is. He then hears a woman’s voice shouting for help, the echo of a gunshot and a woman dead on the floor. A man appears and tells him to go east and ...
  • Robin Stevens
    1970-01-01
    I read a lot of historical murder mysteries, but I've never read anything like this. It's simply astonishing, beautifully layered, wildly clever and terrifying, and it plays with the murder mystery genre in a completely new way. I really do wish I'd written this book, but I'll have to settle for being its huge fan instead. 16+ (for pretty graphic violence)*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any mar...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I don't want to spoil this, so I probably won't write a full review until the book is published. I will say that the premise is original and creative, and if you're not paying attention, you might get confused. There's so much happening in this book, and I commend the author for not only creating it, but articulately weaving all of it together. On the downside, there were a lot of unanswered questions and potential plot holes, and I felt frustrat...
  • Drew
    1970-01-01
    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...I won a proof copy of this book courtesy of a Twitter retweet competition, winning!👌The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a murder mystery and yes, you guessed it, Evelyn Hardcastle of the book’s title is the murder victim but who killed her and why? Those are the questions that need answering. Taking place over eight days, y...
  • Alice Castle
    1970-01-01
    If ever there was a perfect book to read while curled up by the fire on a bleak autumn night, this is it. It’s a little hard to know quite how to describe Stu Turton’s Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, so here are a few adjectives: Mysterious. Thrilling. Twisty. Turny. Gothic. Riveting. It’s also hard to talk about the book without giving too much away spoiler-wise. On the face of it, it’s a whodunit mystery in the classic Agatha Christi...
  • Latkins
    1970-01-01
    This really is an amazing book, the perfect blend of crime and sci-fi. A man wakes up in a forest, with no memory other than the name of a friend - Anna - who he thinks is in danger. He soon discovers that his name is Sebastian Bell, he's a doctor, and he's attending a ball at a stately home nearby, called Blackheath. But then he's approached by a figure wearing a plague doctor's outfit, who reveals that the narrator isn't really Dr Bell, but act...
  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)
    1970-01-01
    This was a good book with a really interesting, unique premise. A guy wakes up in the woods of an estate called Blackheath on the eve of a huge party one morning with a case of complete amnesia. As the day unfolds he receives various clues as to who he really is (which is not who everyone says he is). When he wakes up the next day in a completely different body, the plot thickens until he discovers he is at Nlackheath to solve a murder. The idea ...