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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author: Stuart Turton
The Rules of Blackheath — Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.  — There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.  — We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.  — Understood? Then let's begin... — *** — Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can i...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781492657965
ISBN-10: 1492657964
Publication Date: 9/1/2018
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 13
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NancyAZ avatar reviewed The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle on + 88 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book is very confusing. One has to suspend belief while reading it but even in doing that there are too many holes in the storyline and too many unanswered questions. I was constantly flipping back in the book to remember a certain encounter or incident that was once again being mentioned. I had high hopes the ending would answer a lot of questions but sadly it did not. The premise was good but in my opinion it was poorly executed. I will not be recommending this book.
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jjares avatar reviewed The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle on + 3254 more book reviews
This is a mystery that I just couldn't get into because of the highly-contrived premise. The young man would come back as a different person for 8 days. If he couldn't figure out who killed Evelyn Hardcastle within the allotted time, he would start over. This seemed like "Groundhog Day" without the humor. By the fourth day, I couldn't care less who died. I abandoned the book about halfway through.
WhidbeyIslander avatar reviewed The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle on + 686 more book reviews
Yup, interesting concept and like the author states in the "Conversation with..." a spreadsheet would help keep all the characters and their actions straight in your mind as you read. It becomes a little frustrating halfway through but does pick up near the end.
eadieburke avatar reviewed The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle on + 1610 more book reviews
A very original and unique read. Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. Every day, Aiden will wake up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. Sounds a bit like Groundhog Day. It's a locked-room mystery full of intrigue and suspense. It's one man's race against time to find a killer with lots of twists that kept me guessing until the very end. I started this book awhile ago and got so confused that I gave up. I saw that others enjoyed it, so this time I did the audio and paid strict attention. I found that I enjoyed it so much more the 2nd time around. I think I may even read it again and probably do the book and audio together. I found the characters to be oddly entertaining each with their own point of view. If you like putting together puzzles, then I think you will enjoy this book. I look forward to reading his next book, The Devil and the Dark Water


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