• Publication date: 8 Feb 2018
• Publisher: Raven Books
• Language: English
• ASIN: B075RTC2LW
Source: My own copy
A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror
One of Stylist Magazine’s 20 Must-Read Books of 2018
One of Harper’s Bazaar’s 10 Must-Read Books of 2018
One of Marie Claire, Australia’s 10 Books You Absolutely Have to Read in 2018
‘Somebody’s going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won’t appear to be a murder and so the murderer won’t be caught. Rectify that injustice and I’ll show you the way out.’
It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.
But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.
The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath…
I read this book a while ago, not long after it was first published and became a sensation but so far I’ve found it incredibly hard to write a review about it. What on Earth can you say about such a book?
Recently though I had a bit of an epiphany regarding my reviews and decided that less is often more. There are some books that may need longer reviews but there are those such as this one where a few words are enough. So, if anyone wants to know what it’s about – read the blurb above.
Meanwhile, here are my thoughts on reading The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle
I was flabbergasted. The book is brilliant. It blew my mind. loved it.
Buy it now.
About The Author
Stuart Turton is a freelance travel journalist who has previously worked in Shanghai and Dubai. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is his debut novel. He is the winner of the Brighton and Hove Short Story Prize and was longlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition. He lives in West London with his wife.