The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Clue meets Groundhog Day in this mind-bending mystery.

“We are never more ourselves than when we think people aren’t watching.”
― Stuart Turton, The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The narrator finds himself at a manor with other guests, and discovers his name is Aidan Bishop. He must discover the murderer of a young woman named Evelyn Hardcastle.  Aidan has eight chances to solve the murder – everyday he will inhabit a different body – seeing the murder and events through a new person’s eyes. But, he will continue to have the memories of his experiences through the other eyes.  . .  until day eight. If the mystery is unsolved by them, it’s back to the drawing board with his memory being erased.

A fabulous, enthralling and twisty debut novel.

This novel was originally titled the Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle but was changed because there was another book released called The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.”


A big recommend for this title if you are a mystery buff. I’m not much of a supernatural fan, but the plot was too spellbinding to miss.

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