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The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
432

ASIN:
B07CP8YXH3 

 

Evelyn Hardcastle is going to be murdered at 11pm every night until Aiden Bishop can name her killer. Aiden awakes every morning inhabiting a different body on the same day to view it from a new perspective and try to solve the impending murder. Can Aiden solve Evelyn’s murder before his eight day limit is over or will he be forced to repeat the cycle again?

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is also published as The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a beautifully construction mystery that left me guessing until the very end. 

While the surrounding characters are well rounded, fleshed out and cover a variety of personalities, the reader sees everything from the perspective of Aiden Bishop — even if that’s someone else’s perspective as hosted by Aiden — which makes for a great whodunnit.

The feeling of isolation Turton has created around these characters lends a chilling backdrop to The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle that grabs onto you and doesn’t let go through its many twists and turns. 

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle has elements of Quantum Leap and Groundhog Day, but by combining those two very different things Turton has created something quite unique. If you love a good mystery and don’t mind the supernatural being intermingled, then The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is the 2018 mystery novel for you. 

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