The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
My Rating: 💙💙💙
Publisher: Raven Books
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
“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 atmospheric and ingeniously plotted, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a highly original debut that will appeal to fans of Kate Atkinson and Agatha Christie.
Also titled as “The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.”
My Thoughts & Review
I finally got around to listening to this book on audiobook. I had originally planned to read the physical copy but there was a long wait for it at my local library for it. I’ve wanted to read this book since hearing lots of good things about it, and I wanted to find out what all the hype was about. This book reminded me of the movie Ground Hog day minus the murder scenes.
To be honest I found this book very confusing. I think this was partly to do with the repetitiveness of the time loop in, and the vast number of characters. I felt because of this I wasn’t able to enjoy the book as much.
Although this book has a unique and intriguing plot I personally would have enjoyed it better with a simpler who done it style murder mystery.
An overall good read, and yes I do recommend it as I know others will enjoy it more than me. But I do suggest trying to borrow this book from your local library rather than buying it, that is if you haven’t already got a copy waiting on you TBR pile/shelves.
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