The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Write on: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 by  in Daryl's Reviews Read 3329


'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught'.

These types of books are always complicated to review, the smallest detail can give so much away and the less you know about this book the better the experience, so I'll try my hardest to not give too much away.

Stuart turton has created a classic Agatha Christie styled masterpiece with The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. There's simply no hanging around when it comes to the pace of this book and the reader is instantly launched into a sinister murder in the middle of the woods. From there on, the book takes you on a wild journey to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle.

The story follows Aiden Bishop, a man who is tasked to solve the murder of a guest at Blackheath (Evelyn Hardcastle). Aiden is given 8 days to solve the murder...but there is a catch. Each day Aiden will wake up in a different body, referred to in the book as hosts. Each individual host has their own personality, characteristics and skills. Most of the hosts are fascinating characters but some are pretty unpleasant people. Stuart turton clearly has a lot of skill when it comes to creating his characters. I took an instant liking to most of the hosts but I definitely despised one or two characters to the point where I was hoping they would be killed off. (Trust me, if you read this book you will feel the same when the character is introduced).

The plot completely blew my mind, it's nothing short of pure genius. I don't think I've ever read a book that is so well connected yet stunned me at every corner. I don't want to give to much away but the ending is enough to send shivers up your spine.

The book is extremely fast paced and can shoot off in all kinds directions making it a bit confusing. Trust me, stick with it and it all connects together into one of the best plot twists I've ever come across.

I loved this book so much, there isn't a single part of it I disliked and that's pretty rare to find in any book. I seriously cannot recommend this book enough. You don't have to like Mystery/Thrillers, it's just an all round brilliant read.

I would like to thank Netgalley and Raven Books for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. It's been a pleasure to read and review

Last modified on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:15
Daryl Graves

Daryl is a 25 year old living in South Wales, UK. 

Outside of reading he enjoys ice hockey, live music and Gaming. Basically an all round nerd.