Buchtipp: Stuart Turton, „The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle“

Buchtipp: Stuart Turton, „The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle“

Reader, be advised: This is not your classic murder-mystery. If you like books with riddles, leaps in time, body swaps, or are an Agatha Christie enthusiast, this one is for you. There will be murder. Over and over again…

It is close to impossible to give an accurate summary of the plot because of the many twists and turns there are. I will leave it at that:  We are invited to a ball at Blackheath Hall, the country estate of the Hardcastle family.  However, as we learn right from the start there is nothing glamorous about the evening in sight. Terror and confusion reign these halls as we try to find our way around.

Here, we meet Aiden Bishop, our main protagonist, but do we really? It is only through the eyes of other people that we see the story unfold. Every day that begins, Aiden wakes up in the body of another guest of the ball a so-called host. Every day, Evelyn Hardcastle, the daughter of the house, is murdered at precisely 11 pm. Every day, Aiden has another chance at finding the killer. This endeavor is made complicated too by a footman whose only purpose seems to be hindering Aiden in his quest by murdering his host as soon as possible.  

The book is truly unlike anything I have ever read. Not only are we looking for Evelyn’s murderer, we are continuously trying to find out who our protagonist really is and what brought him to Blackheath. It sounds complicated and I will say that it is definitely not straightforward. However, it is a truly fascinating read. If you are looking for a book that will keep you up at night, try this. It is one of the books that I will read again at some point because it is impossible to comprehend the first time around. First, I will give you a chance at picking up our copy. (Sarah Fasel, Bibliothek)

In our library in the „Literaturkabinett“ 31 = LitE Turt Stua

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