The Seven Death of Evelyn HardCastle by Stuart Turton

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton is the first book I received from my Goldboro Book Club, and I was not disappointed at all with this choice.

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At a party thrown by her parents Lord and Lady Hardcastle, Evelyn will be killed, again and again and again. She has been murdered hundreds even thousand of times, but every time Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Every time he fails he has to repeat the day over again but this time in a different host. The only way for Aiden to escape Blackheath is to solve Evelyn murder by 11pm, he only has 8 host before he has to start back at the beginning with no memory what he has previously learnt.

The only problem is that at Blackheath, not everything is as it seems.

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This book may take you a little bit longer to understand as the story isn’t set in a linear fashion, but for me this makes it so much more interesting. Its like completing a Jigsaw, but instead of working from the edge pieces in, we are joining up any piece we find that matches till the picture is completed.

I enjoyed the way the lead character Aiden takes took on aspects of the host personality, as we see the story differently depending on the eye/mind of the person Aiden is in habituating.

The Seven Death of Evelyn Hardcastle has more shocks, twist, turns and secrets than I could have expected. I was really surprised by the ending and how it all wrapped in the end. The ending still blows my mind.

The cast of characters that the author Stu Turton has created is a wonderful mix of rich and poor, good and evil, smart and dumb and all of them so different. I want to talk more about them but I do not want to give anything away.

I would be interested in reading what happened next to the people in Blackhealth after Evelyn murder, as I did become attached to the several of the characters.

The Seven Death of Evelyn Hardcastle is a beautiful and clever written story, and I would advise anyone that like a good crime mystery set in the 1920/1930 mixed in with groundhog day to pick up this book.

I can not wait to see what comes out of Stu Turton mind after reading this.

I give this book 5 out of 5.

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Thanks for reading

Gem x

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3 Comments

  1. Great review. It really is such a brilliant read isn’t it. So twisty, I absolutely loved it and yep like you I want to know what happened next. I’m not sure there were a lot of characters I liked, I thought the majority were horrible, but I loved how you got into the head of some less savory characters.

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