The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Published September 18, 2018 by Sourcebooks Landmark
Date read: November 6, 2020
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The Plot (from Goodreads):
Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. With a locked-room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense.
Holy crap, I cannot imagine the amount of work that went into this book. It’s not often that an author ties up every loose end I can think of, but Stuart Turton did an amazing job of bringing this all together in the end. I have no idea how he kept track of it all.
That said, as the reader, I did have a hard time keeping track of it all. I think the main problem was that I listened to this one as an audiobook, and without being able to flip back and forth it was almost impossible to remember who was who. I hope to re-read this sometime soon as a physical book so that I can fully enjoy it.
It was long and a little convoluted, but once I got a hang of the plot and the characters I really enjoyed it. It is certainly worth it to muddle through the confusion because it is all explained and tied up in the end (although a second reading would definitely do it even more justice).
I also think this would make a really great TV show!
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