The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
THE SUNDAY TIMESBESTSELLERGosford Parkmeets Groundhog Dayby way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror -the most inventive story you'll read this yearTonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed ... Again It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...
A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express
This book blew my mind. It is utterly original and unique. I couldn't get it out of my head for days afterwards * Sophie Hannah, bestselling author * I hereby declare Stuart Turton the Mad Hatter of crime. Seven Deaths is unique, energising and clever. So original, a brilliant read ... I tore through it * Ali Land, author of Sunday Times bestseller Good Me, Bad Me * Darkly comic, mind-blowingly twisty, and with a cast of fantastically odd characters, this is a locked room mystery like no other * Sarah Pinborough * An original and high concept murder mystery, this is welcome rescue in a sea of psychological thrillers * Stylist, `The 20 Must-Read Books of 2018' * Dazzling in its complexity, astonishing in its fiendishness and shocking in its sheer audacity. Every page, every character, and every deliciously dark secret is an absolute treat * Anna Stephens, author of the Godblind trilogy * Agatha Christie on time-bending substances ... Mind blowing * Eva Dolan * Gloriously inventive, playful and clever, this is a must for mystery fans. I wish I'd written it myself * Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries * Audaciously inventive, gripping and original * Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It * I'm green with envy; I wish I'd written this book * Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You * Absolute envy-making bloody murderous brilliance * Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street *
Stuart Turton is a freelance travel journalist who has previously worked in Shanghai and Dubai. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is his debut novel. He is the winner of the Brighton and Hove Short Story Prize and was longlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition. He lives in West London with his wife. @Stu_Turton