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The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Written by: Stuart Turton
Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
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Publisher's Summary

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....  

The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity that it will leave listeners guessing until the very last second.

©2018 Stuart Turton (P)2018 Tantor

What the critics say

"Readers may be scratching their heads in delicious befuddlement as they work their way through this novel, but one thing will be absolutely clear: Stuart Turton is an author to remember." (Booklist starred review)

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Amazing

Very well written! fantastically narrated! I never wanted it to end! A true whirlwind of emotions until the very end!

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Excellent listen!

His female voices were a little weird but otherwise a great book! It was very intriguing!

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Loved it!

Amazing narrative and history totally recommended if u are into suspense pilled up hahaha plot very well structured and delightful descriptions. :)

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A Most Interesting Book

The author is excellent. I loved not only his writing style but also his ability describe even the smallest detail in a most wondrous descriptive manner.
The storyline too is very well crafted. It kept my attention well in place right to the end, which in itself was quite clever. A good book must always have a good ending.

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My favorite book this year

Loved this book from beginning to end. It dawned on me slowly that it is more profound than it initially appears to be. I found it quite uplifting, especially in the context of current world affairs and was reluctant to finish the book. There are multi-layered twists and turns that kept me guessing and the mystery kept on evolving. To top it all, writing is replete with wonderful imagery that has left me disappointed with subsequent books by other authors. It's a hard one to follow! A fabulous first novel and, I hope, not the last.

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Struggled to finish

Tolerated it due to my curiousity and Hope that the story would get more interesting. Disappointing to say the least.

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Surgically developed plot!

I recommend having a notepad nearby and only listening when you can pay close attention.

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Mesmerizing!

Thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns of this mystery. Very unique in storytelling. I loved it.

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Exquisite

This book is outstanding. Perfect. Exquisite. It is the best mystery I have ever read. The writer unfolds the narrative like a clock maker would take apart a watch and then expertly pieces the story and all the characters back together again with such precision. I don’t know why this book isn’t talked about or recommended more often. Magnificent.

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Surpringly original and confusing

I almost stopped listening as it was very confusing... until it wasn't. A very original idea for a storyline. If you have the time to sit quietly and listen and digest what is happening you will want to continue listening and try to solve the murder. Good to the end.

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