The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton
Published September 04, 2018 by Sourcebooks Landmark
Swathi’s rating: 4.5/5
Verdict: A compulsive plot with mind boggling twists and suspenses.
Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the new book I completed reading. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is an underrated mystery thriller by Stuart Turton, which should top the charts for 2018.
This is one of the books you just put down, to the last page! Such a plot, with so much twists and surprises. Without much suspense, I’ll give you a little bit of the story.
Can you stop a murder that has already happened?
Evelyn Hardcastle is going to be murdered tonight. She will be killed every other night, until Aiden Bishop finds out her killer. Aiden takes host of 7 bodies to solve the murder, by waking up in each body every day. If he fails, the loop repeats and he will be stripped off all the memories of his loops. Time is running though. If he doesn’t catch the killer, not only does he let an innocent woman die, but also gets himself killed.
This is the work of an amazing author with mad skills. His imagination is beyond reach. Every time you try to guess a plot, he gives you a twist. Eventually, your mind is blocked, allowing yourself to go with the flow of the story. His characters are very limited, very crisp that he has total control on all of them. He makes the full usage of every single character to twist and turn the story as much as he could.
In a complex plot like this, a reader gets so many questions about the story while reading, but sometimes the answers are not delivered by the author. It is so much difficult to fulfill the audiences and control their imagination with just your words. I’m in full praise for the author, and hope to see the book on the chart of 2018! This is by far, the BEST THRILLER of the year.
If made into a movie (which they should), it will look like Game of Thrones set in an Outlander theme. If you’re a fan of either of these fiction sequels, you will L-O-V-E this book, just as much as I do!
As for my next read, I am still in a dilemma about my weekend pick. What is your current read?