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Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day by way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror – 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...
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Our undying respect to any readers who can crack this case at the first time of asking. It’s Groundhog Day for Aiden Bishop as he is trapped inside one of the best murder mysteries we’ve read in a long time. He’s cursed to replay the day of young Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder at a party hosted at her parents' Blackheath home—each day he awakes as a different guest and will only escape this purgatory by solving the mystery. It’s not just the elaborate premise that’s dazzling here; debut author Stuart Turton writes with a poise and confidence that invites Agatha Christie comparisons.