The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton @stu_turton @BloomsburyRaven


Author : Stuart Turton
Title : The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Pages : 512
Publisher :  Raven Books
Publication date : February 8, 2018


How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?

At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed–again. She’s been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden’s only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend–but nothing and no one are quite what they seem.


Bloody hell. I have no idea how I’m supposed to review this!

At its base, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a murder mystery set in a mansion. However, Evelyn Hardcastle will die again and again, until her murder is solved. Her final day keeps repeating itself and it’s up to Aiden Bishop to find the clues that will save her. However, Aiden starts each day in someone else’s body! I mean, what now?!

While I was reading this, I dubbed it “Agatha Christie on crack” and I’m totally sticking with that. It left me confused, intrigued, made my head hurt in the best way possible and I loved every minute of it! There are twists and turns, reveals that just blew me away and a whole lot of weird stuff. I had an incredibly hard time putting this book down.

At more than 500 pages, this isn’t exactly a quickie so you may need to carve out some serious reading time if you want to truly get stuck into it. There’s very little I can say without giving anything away but suffice to say this story is utterly engrossing and addictive, making your head spin faster than the tallest rollercoaster ride. I woke up in the middle of the night, thinking about it, trying to figure things out and failing miserably.

Fabulously original, brilliantly written and utterly genius, this wicked and deliciously weird tale has shot its way straight onto my top list of books of the year. Yes, I’m aware it’s only February but it’s going to take something insanely special to top this one for me. Highly, highly recommended!

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  30 comments for “The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton @stu_turton @BloomsburyRaven

  1. February 23, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Agatha Christie on crack!😂😂 Fantastic review for a great book.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. February 23, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Fantastic review! I read a couple of pages the other night and realised I need to be wide awake to read this and make notes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 23, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      Yes, you do need to concentrate. This is the first time where I’ve felt I need to read a book again. Some day. 🙄


  3. February 23, 2018 at 11:30 am

    I can’t wait to read this! I have other ‘obligations’ first though but I really look forward to diving in when I take some vacation and can read more than just an hour here and there. I guess I’ll see this one on plenty of fav list at the end of the year again as well. So great to hear your vote for this one too!

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    • February 23, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      I’m dying to read this one too but, like you, ‘obligations’ 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      • February 23, 2018 at 10:18 pm

        Blog tours? 😜

        Liked by 1 person

        • February 23, 2018 at 10:24 pm

          I’m not you, I’ve only got 2 (or 3) next month 😂 but my Netgalley shelf has hit double figures which is stressing me and there’s still many, many outstanding review copies from last year 🙈 …. I need my free time back – I’ve only read 5 books this month 😔

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          • February 23, 2018 at 10:27 pm

            Meanwhile I’m doing great on Netgalley. 😂. Sorry about the lack of spare time though. Five books a month is very low for you. 😔

            Liked by 1 person

    • February 23, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      It’s worth the wait!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. February 23, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I have heard loads of good reviews for this but yours tops it with the AC on crack comment 😆

    Liked by 1 person

  5. February 23, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Love this review!! And wow, the concept sounds super fun and intriguing! Adding to my TBR for sure 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 23, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you and yay! I hope you love it as much as I do when you get around to reading it!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. February 23, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    This is absolutely Christie on crack! 🙂 Great review!

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  7. Jo
    February 23, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Right, I’m going to be honest – I’ve not read your review! I’m reading this at the moment, and absolutely loving it x

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 23, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Thrilled to hear you’re enjoying it! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts when you’ve finished it!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. February 23, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I was on the fence with this one and you just pushed me over. Adding it to the TBR 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  9. February 23, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    I’ve seen this book on review before, but none quite like yours. Agatha Christie on crack, indeed. you’ll have to trademark that one! Definitely have me wanting to add to my TBR. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 23, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m happy my review may convince you to give this one a go!


  10. February 23, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    No babbling at all, a fantastic review!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 23, 2018 at 10:25 pm

      Such a hard one to review without giving anything away. Glad you liked my non-babble. Hope you’re not too disappointed 🤣

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Yvo
    February 24, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Yes, yes, YES!! I so can’t wait to read this one… And not just because of the ‘Agatha Christie on crack’ comment haha. This sounds absolutely brilliant!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. February 24, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    ❤ ❤ ❤ So happy you loved it


  13. February 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    This a great review of a great book. I loved every page. Definitely one to read again in the future.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. February 24, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Agatha Christie on crack?! Hilarious!! Now I definitely need to read this! 😂 Fantastic review.


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