Hey Savvy Readers! As the weather turns a bit crisper, and the days start to get shorter, I find myself wanting to curl up with a big pile of thrillers and mysteries. And this week’s Featured Read may just be the most original, intriguing thriller of the season!
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton is a unique murder-mystery that’s Gosford Park meets Agatha Christie‘s Murder on the Orient Express.Trust me when I say that you will NOT want to put it down!
“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. Rectify that injustice and I’ll show you the way out.”
What was meant to be a celebration at Blackheath Manor ends in tragedy as Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. And she will be murdered again and again, unless one man can solve the case before it even happens.
Aiden Bishop wakes up on the outskirts of Blackheath with no memories or idea of his identity. He is doomed to repeat the same day over again, waking up in the body of a different guest of the party until he can identify Evelyn’s killer and break the cycle. It’s like a Groundhog Day whodunnit, but way more sinister than you could ever imagine!
What follows is a web of clues, lies, and red herrings, featuring a cast of shady, ominous characters, some who seek to help Aiden, and others who try to stop him. This story is so inventive and unique, and the it will keep you guessing as the twists keep coming.
You’ll truly feel like a detective while reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle as you try and figure out who is Evelyn’s murderer and what the true purpose of Blackheath is… If you’re looking for a refreshing, weird, compelling read, this is the book for you!