The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton @stu_turton #Review


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…



I can’t believe how long The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle has been on my TBR pile. However at over 500 pages I could never quite find the time to read it! Well, let’s just say as soon as I picked it up I could have kicked myself, why had I left it so long?! It has actually been a while since I finished this book and I will admit that I have tried to write my review a number of times. However it just never seemed quite good enough to sum up how much I loved this book! I still don’t think my review quite covers it but deep breath, here goes…

The first thing I will say about this book is that everything worked from the premise, to the characters even down to the way the story was set out and written. I’m not really sure how to best describe The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle other than to say it is engaging and unusual with a brilliant mystery at its heart! From the very first page I was pulled into a story that I didn’t want to leave and that is the sign of an amazing book! I know I said that The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is kind of long but it honestly never actually felt that way. I did take my time reading this book but in a way I think that this is the best way to read it especially as I didn’t want it to end! The thing is by taking my time I was able to “try” to get to grips with every detail and think about what had just happened along with trying to figure out what would come next!

In a way you are best going in knowing as little as possible because this book is likely to mess with your head but you know what, it is best just to sit back and enjoy the ride. You will feel at times like you have been put in a washing machine on a spin cycle, I know I did! However it is all part of the twisty journey that this book takes you on. I loved being kept on my toes and in the dark as much as Aiden Bishop. Seeing both the confusion and mystery deepen with each new clue that’s revealed. Stuart Turton has created something very special in this book, cleverly crafting a mystery and brilliant twists into a story that will stay with me forever!

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is original, twisty and such an amazing story, I loved it!

12 thoughts on “The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton @stu_turton #Review

  1. So glad you loved it too – I thought it was brilliant! Still can’t imagine how much hard work it must have been for the author to keep all the plot threads straight! It almost melted my mind reading it, I can’t imagine trying to write it 🙂 x

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