The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
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"Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day...quite unlike anything I've ever read, and altogether triumphant."--A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Woman in the WindowThe Rules of BlackheathEvelyn 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 identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others.For fans of Claire North and Kate Atkinson, The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a breathlessly addictive novel that follows one man's race against time to find a killer--but an astonishing time-turning twist means that nothing and no one are quite what they seem.Praise for The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: Costa First Novel Award 2018 WinnerOne of Stylist Magazine's 20 Must-Read Books of 2018One of Harper's Bazaar's 10 Must-Read Books of 2018One of Guardian's Best Books of 2018
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"Read it. Just do it. This book is so unique and the writing was executed perfectly. It can be confusing and you will be totally lost at first (but you should be!) The author did a great job at letting you figure out the mystery with the main character, no massive clues/spoilers. Some people didn’t like the ending but I enjoyed it. It was one of my guesses and I was happy to see it play out that way. 10/10 great book! "
"At first I was very weary of the switching of hosts every day… worried it would be a little too unrealistic for me to follow, but the story was so gripping that didn’t matter. Did I get confused, sure, but it was a fun way to experience this day that repeats without it getting old. The hosts Aiden finds himself in sure give him trouble, which adds another layer to this mystery. Solving a murder that doesn’t look like a murder… twists and turns I didn’t see coming. "
"Such a unique setup to this novel. More suspense and at times completely creepy, it’s a true page turner. Unfolding over a week and through a variety of characters and possibly unreliable narrators, the reader is taken on a crazy adventure of discovery both internal an external and independent of time. #suspense #pageturner #psychological "
"Such a great story! Very empowering."
"This book took me weeks to read, totally unlike me. It took me until the very end to actually care what happened to the characters. "