The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
By: Stuart Turton
My Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars!
Best for: 14 and up
What a great story!
The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is Clue x Groundhog Day x “It was a dark and stormy night…” x Quantum Leap x Downton Abby drama.
You’re invited to join the Hardcastle family at their Blackheath Estate House for a masquerade ball! Come rub shoulders with other socialites and family friends as you indulge in the finery and engage in the gossip. A fine time will be had by all…
…until someone murders Evelyn Hardcastle.
At 11:00 pm.
There’s so much more happening at Blackheath than meets the eye. You’re trapped in a time loop, repeating the same murderous day over and over, inhabiting a new guest of the house each time.
The only way out? Solve the mystery and answer the question:
Who killed Evelyn Hardcastle?
I was completely enthralled with the complexity in this fascinating, engaging, and very smart thriller. Relive the same day 8 different times, from 8 different hosts, with 8 different perspectives. Gather the clues. Solve the murder. Get free.
Great story telling. Great characters. Great mystery. Great ending. Great book!
No language, PG-13 violence, no sex. It’s written for adults, but I think advanced 14-year-old’s could handle this. But be warned…it’s very complex. You’re definitely going to have to invest some brain power to keep up with this story. But if you’re up for the challenge, I think you’re going to find it was worth the effort.