Review of The 7 1/2 Lives of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton:
19-years ago Thomas Hardcastle is murdered at Blackheath. His parents decide to throw a ball and invite the same guests who were present 19-years ago. But now their daughter, Evelyn is murdered. Who killed her? Aiden Bishop is tasked with identifying who the murderer is. To add more complication to this twisted tale, he does so by inhabiting the bodies of eight guests, all with different perspectives and skills to help him figure out the mystery. And he is up against someone else who is also given the same instructions to find the murderer. But only one of them can leave Blackheath and the other will he stuck there to begin the cycle again.
Soooo...I enjoyed this book. It certainly had me guessing until the very end which is a nice reprieve from other books where you can easily foreshadow what’s going to happen. But man was it confusing!!! Thankfully this was a part of a buddy read with @BABBookClub so it was nice to chat about it each week and get clarification on a bunch of things. Reminiscent of Clue, this was certainly a complicated read that didn’t become clear or make any sense until halfway through. And then your jaw starts to drop when everything starts to come together.