The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton is a murder mystery that will have you guessing every step of the way. Evelyn Hardcastle is going to be murdered and it's Aiden Bishop's job to figure out who the murderer is. He has no idea who he is or how he ended up in Blackheath. All he knows is that he is stuck in Blackheath until he can figure it out and produce a name. Once he has the name, he will be set free.
Luckily for Bishop he has some help, he gets to inhabit the bodies of eight different hosts who were there the day of the murder and who are somehow connected. As he lives the day over and over again in snippets, he is able to piece together information from his eight unique perspectives. The only problem? There are two other people in Blackheath trying to solve the murder and escape and they are willing to do whatever it takes.
I honestly loved this book. It almost reads like a live-action version of the game CLUE. Once you get into it you won't be able to put it down until you figure out all of the mysteries of Blackheath. You are constantly on your toes trying to guess and I wasn't even close to figuring it out. Every time you think you have made a connection, one of the eight hosts reveals a piece of information that unravels ten more questions. This book is so clever and each detail of information is so precisely meticulous allowing you to jump back and forth through the eight different hosts. I don't think I've read another book like this in a long time. For anyone who likes mysteries, this is the book that I promise will deliver.
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