"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 Window
The Rules of Blackheath
Evelyn 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 7_ 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 _ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle:
Costa First Novel Award 2018 Winner
One of Stylist Magazine's 20 Must-Read Books of 2018
One of Harper's Bazaar's 10 Must-Read Books of 2018
One of Guardian's Best Books of 2018
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Strap in for a brain-bending thriller where even the twists have twists. Stuart Turton’s debut is part locked-room murder mystery, part lush Roaring Twenties period drama, and part science-fiction adventure. When Aiden Bishop wakes up in the forest outside a sprawling country estate called Blackheath House, he discovers he’s trapped inside a bizarre time loop. Every time he fails to catch the person who murdered heiress Evelyn Hardcastle at that night’s masquerade ball, he wakes up in the same spot in the same forest—and each time, he’s in the body of a different guest. Believe it or not, things only get weirder from there! Aiden’s unusual predicament fills Turton’s story with strange surprises and suspense. This unique mystery is so much fun to get lost in, you may never want to find your way out.
An homage to Agatha Christie + so much more!
If you enjoy Agatha Christie mystery novels, especially the ones set in old, rambling country estates populated by a potentially murderous cast a la “Upstair, Downstairs” archetypes types bearing grudges and job descriptions like The Butler, The Footman or The Valet, you may like this book. There is even a map to the House and estate to further tickle your fancy!
If you are a Reader who is open to new ideas about crime and punishment and possible redemption, you might really, really this book
If you are a Reader who is willing to stretch their mind to ponder the concept of applied tech relative to criminal justice with a splash of time travel and multiple dimensions, you might LOVE this book
Extremely well written with flashes of brilliant writing, this book deserves a 4.5 but alas, no such rating. The book Could be a 5 star book but it was marred by a rather muddy plot towards the end of the book. To carry off a book which includes a plot within a plot, clarity is a must for the Reader
Kudos the author.....a very, very Good book. Please write more!
Illogical start and drudges on from there.
Sweet and nerve wrecking
Mystery, fantasy or sci-fi, you decide? Quite a treat.