The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The 7½ 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 is quite what they seem.Deeply...

Details The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

TitleThe 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Landmark
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The 7½ 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...
  • 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...
  • Amalia Gavea
    ‘’I’m a man in Purgatory, blind to the sins that chased me here.’’What would it be like if one day we found ourselves in an another body? What if this happened on a daily basis? Us changing the vessel but retaining most of the traits that make us who we are? What if by changing identities we could turn back the time and prevent an injustice, a horrible crime? This is the wonderful premise of this exquisite novel by Stuart Turton, one of...
  • 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.......
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    My mind is blown! This was such an intricately layered plot. I refuse to explain it. This is the kind of read that you absolutely need to jump into blindly. You will feel like you are flailing in the water, drowning. Just keep reading, treading through the chapters as you go. Grab hold of the bits that are sent your way and store them. Honestly, it still won't be enough. I thought I was prepared for Turton. I read carefully, giving it full attent...
  • Petrik
    3.5/5 starsThe less you know about this mystery thriller book, the better your experience will be.First of all, take that rating rounding up or down with a grain of salt, this is a 3.5 stars book for me. As for the review, I honestly have no idea how to review this book, not only mystery/thriller is not my usual read or books that I review, I genuinely think that anything I say can be considered a spoiler for a book like this. I’ll keep this re...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    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...
  • 🦊 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...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    My mind is officially blown. Loved it! It's an intricately plotted murder mystery, set in an isolated early 20th century English mansion, with a genius speculative element to it - I don't even want to try to say whether it's fantasy or SF. Because spoilers!I went into this novel without remembering anything about it, which I usually don't do because I hate not having context and being confused about what this book is that I'm reading. But in this...
  • Navidad Thelamour
    4.5 stars!Whew, what a ride! Stuart Turton’s debut novel is the kind of debut we all yearn for: explosive, energetic, engaging and truly something fresh and new on the scene. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a brilliant, high-concept murder mystery that had the cogs in my mind turning from the very start (imagine waking up in the forest with no memory of who you are and immediately seeing a young woman murdered!). This, in fact, was the...
  • 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...
  • Laura
    Ah, thank goodness for this book.I really loved everything about how the story was told. It was like a movie playing inside my head. I thought the book was going to be somehow confusing but no, it was a fun and intriguing ride. All the characters made a strong impression and the riddles each of them carried! I read this book expecting a lot of things, the hype has been beyond measure, and it really met those expectations! It was rich, clever and...
  • PattyMacDotComma
    5★“The hunt begins in half an hour and I can’t miss it. I have too many questions and most of the answers will be carrying shotguns.”Who is this “I” with the questions? My dad told me he’d read about a man whose dementia got so bad that he got up one morning, looked in the bathroom mirror, and said “Who the hell are YOU?” The reason he told me was that he had dementia, but he was a long way from that point.Our narrator is having...
  • Erin
    4 .5 brilliantly messed up stars Hands down, this book made me its puppet and consumed all my thoughts throughout the day. Stuart Turton really knew how to mess with his reader's minds and I feel a bit like I am in the middle of a labyrinth trying to figure how I got to the end. One little critique is that I felt it had a tendency to be a little slow around the middle, but definitely this book earns a place on my favorites of 2018.
  • 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), ...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    Original. Mind-blowing. Refreshing. I loved it! Although I do recommend going into it without any expectations, because I’m afraid all this (well-deserved) GREAT HYPE it gets might ruin it for some people.
  • Ivana A.
    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest Mind blowing and unputdownable, this is one of those mystery thrillers that will keep you up at night until you see how it ends! How do you stop a murder that’s already happened? The Hardcastle family is hosting a masquerade at their home, and their daughter Evelyn Hardcastle will die. She will die every day until Aiden Bishop is able identify her killer and break the cycle.But every time the d...
  • 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...
  • Andrew Smith
    I’ll start by saying that this is unlike any other book I’ve read. I’m not even sure I can categorise it, as the normal genres just won’t do it justice. If I said crime fiction then it would really only touch the surface. There’s certainly a strong element of whodunnit about this novel, but it’s delivered with a very large helping of something else – something I’m not willing to delve into here for fear of ruining the experience f...
  • 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...
  • TS Chan
    A mind-boggling Buddy Read with the wonderful Celeste.4.5 stars.An ingenious and brilliant debut, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a deliciously thrilling and mind-bending page-turner.This novel has been termed as Groundhog Day meets Agatha Christie, or even Inception meets Agatha Christie. While the reference to the grande dame of mystery is doubtlessly appropriate, I find Quantum Leap in a time loop a more fitting description of what th...
  • Sandy
    “If this isn’t hell, the devil is surely taking notes.”Couldn’t have said it better myself. If, after reading the first few chapters, you find yourself feeling a bit discombobulated don’t worry. You’re in good company. Even the MC doesn’t know what the hell is going on. Imagine you’re playing a real life game of Clue. You wake up one day as Col. Mustard & find yourself sequestered in a decaying old manor full of strangers. All you...
  • Celeste
    Full review now posted!4.5 out of 5 stars.“How lost do you have to be to let the devil lead you home?”There’s very little I can say about this book except that it’s one of the most original things I’ve ever read. It’s a twofold mystery, and had been compared to both Agatha Christie and Groundhog Day. I think you could throw a little comparison to Invasion of the Body Snatchers into the mix, and have an almost perfect description of th...
  • Phrynne
    Kudos to those of you who manage to totally get your head around this and fully understand what is happening all of the time. I must admit I had to go with the flow some of the time and just let it happen around me!The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a very cleverly written and plotted novel, the kind where the mystery ties itself into so many knots that the reader needs a notebook on the side to try and keep track. And then just as you thin...
  • Fran
    Blackheath House was an isolated country manor surrounded by forests. The owners, Lord Peter and Lady Helena Hardcastle planned a masquerade party, a birthday bash for daughter Evelyn. How special was it that Blackheath House would reopen after nineteen years and the same guests would attend the gala? Evelyn Hardcastle, however, would be murdered at 11 P.M, but by whom? Here are the rules of Blackheath House. A guest would be able to return home ...
  • 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...
  • Liz
    So, think Groundhog Day or Life After Life amidst the English aristocracy. It takes awhile to latch on to what’s happening here. Still, while the conceit has been done before, it’s done well here. This isn’t an easy read. It demands your full attention to keep track of which body Aiden is in, what day it is, what knowledge has been gained along the way and who’s alive and who’s dead. It does, however, keep you engaged. As Aiden thinks a...
  • ✨Brithanie
    5/5 "this book blew my damn mind" stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Favorite Quotes: "How lost do you have to be to let the devil lead you home?""Nothing like a mask to reveal somebody's true nature."Pros: -This book was insane in the BEST way possible! It had me guessing from beginning to end! 💗-There were so many twists and turns! It was fantastic!Cons: -What cons? There weren't any for me. I couldn't tell you how pleasantly surprised I was by this book...