#BookReview of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton @stu_turton @BloomsburyRaven #netgalley #sevendeathsofevelynhardcastle

Posted December 30, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 19 Comments

#BookReview of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton @stu_turton @BloomsburyRaven   #netgalley #sevendeathsofevelynhardcastleThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Published by Raven Books on February 8, 2018
Pages: 519
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.
"Gosford Park" meets "Groundhog Day" by way of Agatha Christie – the most inventive story you'll read this year.
Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed... again.

It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.

But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.
The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...

SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, I PAPER, FINANCIAL TIMES AND DAILY TELEGRAPH.

My Review

After a year that has been taken over my blog tours, I have found very little time reading my own books. So at the Christmas period, I found some time! I gave Rae and Eva the chance to choose me any book, any book that I should read..so they chose this. I can’t repeat the conversation because there was a lot of shouting that I hadn’t already read this! Psst…there may have even been some swearing! I know right! So logged onto Goodreads to mark it as being read and then I spied the page count! I mean how many pages?! I started to get a cold sweat now I knew I wouldn’t read my book total of 180 it was going to take me forever..ok after I got over the drama and the shouting at the girls I settled down and opened the book.

I will be completely honest, I wasn’t gripped from the start, and I was worried it might be a case of a book that has been over-hyped to me and I wouldn’t be able to read it. Eva told me to put my big girl pants on or she would disown me so I went back on and something magical happened…

I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!

I mean it took me a while to read it as I was on the run down to Xmas and I had been out and about but when I had the chance to sit and read, I sat and read. I got annoyed with interruptions, I got annoyed when I couldn’t read it. I was completely 1000% hooked!

Seven deaths is one of the most amazing, clever books I have read in a long time! How Mr Turton has managed to wind 8 lives into 1 story in such a unique way = mind blown!

I loved how Mr Aiden lived a different whole life each day and when all the characters started working together. I didn’t get confused I was just sitting there trying to figure it all with Aiden. How did someone know that Aiden would be in a certain place at a certain time? It was just so clever and still hurts my brain trying to figure it all out! There were certain bits where sweeping comments had been made and then later on in the book I was like OMG I remember that from before!

Even with solving the murder, I did not have a scooby! I mean how could you! Just when you think you were close to solving it something new happened! I can hand on my heart say I had zero eureka moments, I didn’t even bother trying to figure out what was going on I just followed Aiden, Anna and the Doctor!

I think this would be a fantastic book to see on the big screen. Yeah, it’s a huge book, so you know 2 hours 40-3 hours would be perfect as I think it would work wonders. It’s a bit of a Poirot story if Poirot could change bodies every day!

I will admit I was bereft at the ending, in one hand it was satisfying and on the other hand no it frigging wasn’t! I wanted more, but I do not know what that more I want is. My world has been turned upside down and inside out. I have been recommending it loads to people but trying to explain what this book about just confused them, I was like “Well you have this guy, he has to solve a murder and it’s like Groundhog Day and it’s just awesome when he meets himself but doesn’t know it’s him and then has to live the day as someone new but no one else knows. Oh, and someone is trying to kill and then there’s is a girl.” And through my excited babble, they just stare at me so what I have resorted to is “Just go and buy the book”

I have heard that Turton is writing another book. I don’t know what it’s about but yeah I want to be first in line to read it. He has blown my world away with this book and I need an author like this in my life. Rae and Eva you work here is done! Now can we be friends again?!

Until next time xxx

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19 responses to “#BookReview of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton @stu_turton @BloomsburyRaven #netgalley #sevendeathsofevelynhardcastle

  1. Absolutely the same here (different books), decided this holiday to read a few books I didn’t ‘have’ to (because it’s hardly a chore!!!). Yay to you loving it and great review!

    • Zoé

      It’s so nice without pressure but the only pressure is deciding what to read 🤣🤣 it was really good, can’t believe it took so long to read! Thank you xx

  2. Ooooh I have this… I think I have to push it ahead in my TBR list.. I think I should go down on my Tours to read my owned books… My new year resolution

    • Zoé

      My tours have gone down with everything I have planned. You are a machine with your reading! Hope you get it to it soon I can’t wait to hear what you think!!! X

    • Zoé

      Yes!! That was my first impression too 🤣 but you do end up flying through it all.it is such an awesome read!

  3. I’m reading this right now too and I am glad to see someone else love it so much but find it a slow start! Not sure whether it is just because I have been busy but feel like I have been picking it up and putting it back down forever. Halfway through now though and it is getting GOOOOD.

    • Zoé

      Glad to know it’s not just me but it is an amazing book! I loved it! I was the same it took me a few days to read it but so worth it in the end

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