Book of the Week: The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

A gripping mystery by Stuart Turton.

Evelyn Hardcastle is murdered every day at 11 p.m. and it is up to our hero to find the killer.

The book starts out with a bang — literally. Aiden Bishop wakes up in the woods hearing a gunshot.

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With no memory of who he is or how he got there, Aiden is scared.

He soon finds his way to the nearest house, Blackheath House, where he finds out he is actually Dr. Sebastian Bell.

He fears the gunshot he heard was the sound of someone being murdered but chalks up much of his confusion to amnesia — that is, until he wakes up the following day in another person’s body.

He soon finds out that he has to solve the mystery of Evelyn’s murder to end this cycle.

Aiden has one ally, the mysterious Anna, but he is uncertain of her motives.

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a classic locked-room mystery with a twist.

Aiden has eight days, eight people to inhabit before his memories are erased and he has to start again.

Find this gripping mystery and others like it at your local library. 

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