The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
by Stuart Turton

Genre: Mystery and Thriller
Length: 448 pages
Audiobook Length: 17 hours and 4 minutes
First Published: 2018

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Publisher’s Description

There are three rules of Blackheath House:

1. Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m.
2. There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit.
3. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer.

Understood? Then let’s begin… Evelyn Hardcastle will die. She 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. Some of his hosts are helpful, and others only operate on a need to know basis.


Quotes from The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

“We are never more ourselves than when we think people aren’t watching.”

“Too little information and you’re blind, too much and you’re blinded.”

“Nothing like a mask to reveal somebody’s true nature.”

“Life doesn’t always leave you a choice in how you live it.”


About Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton is a freelance journalist and the author of The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (titled The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle in the UK). Visit the author’s website →


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