The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher *

The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton
Author: Stuart Turton
Publisher: Sourcebook Landmark
Pages: 438
Format: DRC
ISBN-10: 1492657964
ISBN-13: 9781492657965
Publisher: various formats
The 71/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

3 stars

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...

This is a very confusing story. I felt more overwhelmed than Aiden I think most of the time.
There are a lot of characters. They do return in other chapters in other roles and other meanings. I had a very difficult time keeping them straight which is really my problem.
This story is actually very inventive. It is like an advanced murder mystery novel. As reader you can puzzle along but keep a pen and paper on the side and make notes. Characters might give clues about their position that are important in chapters where they do not seem to be important. I did not manage to guess the outcome but when it was revealed I could actually point out a few of the hints given.
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