Title: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author: Stuart Turton
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Somebody’s going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won’t appear to be a murder so the murderer won’t be caught.
Step into the world of Clue and modern day mystery dinner parties. That is exactly what The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is all about. Evelyn’s parents throw her a gala and invite all of the guests who were present at her brother’s death.
Aiden Bishop is our protagonist who volunteered himself to finding the killer. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? Evelyn Hardcastle has been killed hundreds of times now while Bishop has been trying to solve the murder mystery. This time, he is closer than he ever was before. But someone is lurking trying to end Bishop’s chances of finding the murderer by slowly killing out each of his eight host bodies. Will he figure out the murderer in time?
This idea was so original that I absolutely loved it! While a little slow at first, things picked up quickly. Without the threat of being killed and doomed to repeat history until figured out, I would’ve loved to be in Bishop’s place. I just love this idea and how it was incorporated because I’ve never seen anything like this before! Not only that, but it is a unique way for the typical murder mystery that constantly keeps you guessing, but has the characteristics of a murder mystery party with the aspect of everyone having their own secret that plays a part in the overall mystery. Definitely would recommend!
The expected publication date is September 18, 2018.