Note that the original title to this book is The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.
By Stuart Turton
Rating: 5/5 Stairs
I just finished this book and all I can say is wow. What a unique concept. I remember I read a summary for this book last November and I was excited about it, but I really couldn’t remember the exact premise of the story. I jumped at the chance when I saw an opportunity to get an ARC of this book, and then dove in blindly. I’m so glad I did.
If you missed it, check out my Quotable Thursday to see how this book begins.
Going in blind, I started out just as confused as Sebastian Bell as he wakes up running through the forest shouting the name “Anna!” and suffering from complete amnesia. I loved experiencing the twists and turns of the story with him as we both learned who he was and what’s doing at Blackheath. I found myself reading late into the night on this one.
So what exactly is this book about? At the end of my copy there is “A Conversation with the Author.” One question asks about his inspiration. Answer:
I love time travel, Agatha Christie, and the eighties classic Quantum Leap, and over time a book emerged from hat beautiful quagmire.
I really don’t want to say any more here. I don’t want to give anything away. If you want to know more of what the book is about before you pick it up (what?! you don’t trust me?), check out the summary on Goodreads. It does have some minor spoilers to the creativity of the plot. I will go as far as to say that I’m adding this book to my Time Travel 101 curriculum.
Fantastic concept, great setting, and interesting characters. Don’t miss this mystery.
Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.