Excerpt from The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Did you pick up a copy of A Psychic with Catitude or any of the other new releases this weekend? It’s not too late!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I have just started The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton yesterday. I admit that I picked it up because I was intrigued by the title! Take a look at the description below; it is not your typical murder mystery, by any means.

Feeling the first touch of panic, I try to recall something else about myself: a family member, my address, age… anything, but nothing’s coming. I don’t even have a name. Every memory I had a few seconds ago is gone.

Stuart Turton, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

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…

The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity that it will leave listeners guessing until the very last second.

 

Comments

  1. It does sound different and thought provoking. My Teaser

  2. I am fascinated by the premise. The title is catching, too. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “DON’T WAKE UP”

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