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The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

by Stuart Turton

About the Book

Stuart Turton’s debut novel is a Groundhog Day story, with a macabre and mysterious twist. Every day, Evelyn Hardcastle will die at 11:00 pm unless the cycle can end. Every day, amnesiac Aiden Bishop will wake up as a different party guest at Blackheath House. The loops always play out the same, and jumping among the guests gives him new perspectives on the murder. To save Evelyn, Aiden will have to uncover the guests’ secrets as he finds out not everyone is who they seem. Will he solve the mystery? Or will every day end with a ringing gunshot?

Winner of the Best Debut Novel at the 2019 British Book Awards, The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle reads like an Agatha Christie novel. It is a modern take on the classic whodunit. The everlasting twists, turns, and murders make this a white-knuckle read through to the stunning conclusion.

About the Author

Stuart Turton is a freelance journalist who lives in West London with his wife. Stuart is not to be trusted–in the nicest possible way. He is the author of The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and The Devil and the Dark Water.

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