The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

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Paperback Published on: 01/10/2018
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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
A phenomenal and ambitious debut, executed brilliantly
Once hooked (and it didn't take long), I never wanted to get off Stuart Turton's wild ride. It's so clever, with some great, genuinely shocking moments and... READ MORE
Joe at Doncaster
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
A very different read indeed!
The premise for this book is quite simple, once you get it: you are in a mansion, where a party is taking place, and cannot get out unless you solve a murd... READ MORE
Iara at Basingstoke
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Twists and Turns
This is definitely a great book for those who find it hard to get into books. From the very first page you are in the middle of the action and the story un... READ MORE
Gemma at Torquay
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Genius, maddening, amazing, fantastic !
I can count with my fingers the number of books that kept me as engaged as this book did. Its surprising, complex, refreshing plot and the fact that you m... READ MORE
Filipa
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
3.5 stars
A little bit of a slow starter for me, it took a while to wrap my brain around the concept. This is a deliciously clever and fast paced spider web of a mys... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Phenomenal!
Wowsers!! I don't know where to start - what a book!! I won't lie, I spent a lot of my time reading this book frowning at the pages, but only due to my lon... READ MORE
Vanessa at Doncaster
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
My book of 2018!
This is the book I recommend to everyone! I am absolutely in awe of Stuart Turton for this one. Waking up outside on a cold damp floor, Aiden Bishop has t... READ MORE
Rosy at Doncaster
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
A bendy, twisty mind stretching 'whodunit!'
I really enjoyed this book, fantastic premise and well executed. A definite must read! A bendy, twisty mind stretching whodunit. Essentially a classic cr... READ MORE
James at Chiswick

Synopsis

Described as Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, this is a novel unlike any other. One of the most highly-anticipated debuts of 2018, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle merges the glamour and intrigue of classic murder mystery tropes with an innovative, chinese box narrative that leaves the reader guessing until the very end. A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent 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... ‘Original’, ‘unique’, ‘fiendishly clever’ and ‘remarkable’: critics have been knocked for six by Stuart Turton’s mind-blowing take on the country house thriller. The setup – a murder, a set of assembled guests – seems familiar, but the execution is anything but. Simply unmissable.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408889510
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 366g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Contrived and unappetising.
I read about one third of this book before I just lost interest. The structure is contrived, as if the author is trying to be clever to win an award. The... READ MORE
Peter MacNaughtan
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Repeat Offender
Top marks for mind bending originality set amongst a typical murder mystery setting. It is easy to get lost in the detail and remembering what has been wit... READ MORE
Adam at Liverpool
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Disappointed.
This has nothing to do with Agatha Christie, nothing, so ignore anything said about being inspired by her as a child. It's boring. I'm amazed at some of ... READ MORE
Lesley Beach
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Not to be missed
This is the sort of book I could imagine studying alongside one of Agatha Christie's in a GCSE/A-level English class. This book is very cleverly written,... READ MORE
MHA
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Tedious!
No doubt more learned people will find this fascinating, I thought it was a chore, I liked the idea that it had been inspired by reading Agatha Christie as... READ MORE
Lesley Beach
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
This book will keep you guessing until the very end.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I always enjoy books told through multiple different characters and this one ha... READ MORE
Lauren
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
A Very different book !
I have never read a book like this before .A mystery , murders, body swapping and time travel all thrown into the mix .I did find the story very long and c... READ MORE
Chrissie Mortimer
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
A Truly Excellent Murder Mystery.
Imagine if Groundhog Day and Quantum Leap were squished together with a few Agatha Christie novels thrown in, that is the only way I can describe this real... READ MORE
Denise - Isle of Wight
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Step into this world with an open mind. Be sure to suspend your disbelief at the door.
I Tweet that I’ll soon be reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. It isn’t long before I receive the following replies: "I recommend a murder board... READ MORE
Beth at Carmarthen Waterstones
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Amazing body-swap, murder mystery book.
I don't usually pick up books with this genre but I was so intrigued by the premise of a body-swapping murder mystery storyline that I just had to read it.... READ MORE
Katy Evans
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
An intriguing and entertaining fusion of genres
The basic premise of this novel is clearly set out in it’s own précis - essentially “Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day”. I thought I’d absolutely love i... READ MORE
Rob W
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Confusing for the sole sake of being confusing
★★★✰✰ 3 stars Whodunnits, Agatha Christie, mysteries, and puzzles are all favourites of mine...so I was pretty excited to read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn ... READ MORE
Anna Briggi
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Sisyphean
This was a major effort to finish. It started badly and got worse, not helped by the constant repetition of the narrative. The characters were a mess, it... READ MORE
Ian C
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
I pride myself on being a varied reader but this book just confused me on every page I would think I had the characters in my mind but the next chapter tot... READ MORE
Avril Elder
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
No!
Sorry, I clearly missed the whole point of this book. It's the worst book I've read in years!
Lesley Beach
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Not up to hype
Found this started well but as it progressed all the strands got mixed up involving lots of page corner turning
Ceri Steele
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The character dialogue is not good
I respect anyone for writing a book but unfortunately this just wasn't very well written. I was laughing through the first 4 chapters and it's not a comedy... READ MORE
Matilda Dunning
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Amazing
This book amazed me, i'm not sure what i expected of it but the book surpassed my expectations. Which I don't always find with these highly review booker p... READ MORE
Sarah Restell
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The seven deaths. Of evelyn hardcastle
This is a great book it keeps. Readers gripped. To the end it is an amazing. Book it is a pandora box with mystries and it is hugely enjoyable.
Alison carroll
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
An enjoyable read.
It is quite a strange, yet enjoyable read, very Agatha Christie like and a puzzle to solve along the way. There are plenty of characters at your disposal, ... READ MORE
Ian Paternoster
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Would make a great TV series
Too clever for its own good. Although l must admit, the experience of reading the novel cleverly mirrors that of the main protagonist who wakes up each day... READ MORE
Nicki Alderson
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The seven deaths of Evelyn hardcastle
Very difficult to get into , even when I went to the back of the book still had no idea what’s what or whose who.
Julie Fitzpatrick
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Daft
What is the point of posting a review if 86 people already have. And I wouldn't dream of recommending books to people I've never met.
Juanna Grant-Salmon
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Never read anything like it before
I always love a different concept and this book certainly has that. Did struggle at t know times remembering which character was which, but did find this b... READ MORE
Sarah Lerigo
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
'a classic British Murder Mystery'
I received this book from Sourcebooks Landmark and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jordanne
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Best book I have read in a while .
This book sucks you into a world of thrilling intrigue . If you are looking for something completelydifferent ,then this is the book for you. Fantastic!
Linda Ackson
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Intruiging
A proper page turner, I couldn't put this book down and raced through to its conclusion. If you love Christie and novels with a twist then you must read th... READ MORE
Kasia Fiderkiewicz
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The seven deaths of evelyn hardcastle
This book will keep the reader gripped. This is a wonderful page turner and it is a pandora box. With mysteries and the reader of this book will enjoy stua... READ MORE
Alison carroll
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Agatha Christie 2.0
Highly recommend! Amazing plot twist! Can see why this would take years to write.
Melissa Law
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Very original read
This book was recommended to me by a friend and it didn’t disappoint. The highly original story followed many twists and turns and you are picking up piece... READ MORE
Susan Green
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Exquisitely written crime drama
Gripping to the very end and at times a challenge to keep pace with all the character twists and turns. Exquisitely written with a wonderful use of simile ... READ MORE
Margie at London
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
One of my favourite books ever!
I read this quite a while ago and often don't remember books I've read some time ago, but this has stayed with me and I've even bought it for friends & fam... READ MORE
DWalt
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Absoulty-Fantastic!
This book is nothing like I’ve ever read before, I could not put it down, I had to know what was going to happen. I am re-reading this again as it was that... READ MORE
Megan Foreman
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Original and very clever
4.5★s The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is the first novel by British freelance travel journalist and author, Stuart Turton. When Aiden Bishop wakes, i... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Original, smart, and a great ending!
Wow! I loved this book, and can honestly say I’ve never read anything quite like it! The setting feels like a classic murder mystery, with guests gatheri... READ MORE
Michelle Z
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
My Favourite book of 2020 if not of all time!!!
Incredible book. I read it so slowly as I didn't want it to end. I wish I could read it again for the first time. What an absolute gem.
Manuela Stenti-Iceton
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Fantastic
Reading some of these reviews, I’m not sure we read the same book. What a brilliant book , plot is so clever how it all ties together. First couple of ... READ MORE
Robert Forbes
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
A Whodunnit on steroids
This is a whodunnit with rocket boosters. The characters live in a cycle of repeating the same day – think of the film ‘Groundhog Day’. The detective lives... READ MORE
John Sullivan
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Exceptional
Exceptional, all that is needed..
Alfie
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
the seven deaths of evelyn hard castle
congratulations to stuart turton one of the best books i have read interest kept all the way through.
plymouth
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
A 500+ book that I couldn't put down and read in 2 days!
The comfort of an Agatha Christie but the twist of a Groundhog Day style plot and as such we have 2 interweaving plot lines - the one in which the murder n... READ MORE
Analogue Holly
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Enjoy the journey!
I was a bit sceptical picking it up.. can you make something so tangled and complicated a good read?Turns out you can!  It's such a page turner, I couldn't... READ MORE
Kate
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Unique mystery
Wow this is complicated - think Agatha Christie tossed up in the air and brought down in seven different places all at once. Aidan Bishop inhabits eight d... READ MORE
Lucy Williams
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Mind blowingly amazing
Wow. I’ve not read anything this brilliant for a very long time. I finished the whole book in 3 days, I kept finding time to go back to it because I co... READ MORE
Jess
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Very clever, unusual reading!
Applauses to the author! It is rarely that you encounter such a twisted masterpiece, where nothing and no one is what it seems. Through some weird mastermi... READ MORE
Tatyana Sorokina-Ladygina
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
How lost do you have to be to let the devil lead you home?
Really great debut novel that quickly became one of my favorite reads. An interesting take on the reliving the same day scenario with loads of twists and t... READ MORE
Merel Maas
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Unexpected but a fantastic journey
It definitely took a moment to catch on to the story but that was part of the enjoyment - you feel like you are stumbling into a mystery and can really und... READ MORE
E Woo
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
(No Spoilers)
I was slightly sceptical about this book at first as the complexity of plots that include time loops often results in books that aren't well thought-out or... READ MORE
Cristiana  Wong