Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day by way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror - the most inventive story you'll read this year
Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed ... Again
It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.
But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot.
The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...
Complex, fascinating and bewildering.... An astonishingly polished debut (Marcel Berlins The Times)
This book blew my mind. It is utterly original and unique. I couldn't get it out of my head for days afterwards (Sophie Hannah)
Mind-boggling...what a pleasure it is to give oneself up to the book, to be met with discoveries and thrilling upsets at every turn in the labyrinth... it's the story that triumphs, with a series of last-minute revelations as dazzling as the finale of a fireworks show (Guardian)
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a mind-bending mash-up of Agatha Christie, Quantum Leap and Groundhog Day. If it isn't made into a film in the very near future, I'll eat my deerstalker (Jake Kerridge Sunday Express)
Dazzling . Bracingly original, fiendishly clever . Quite unlike anything I've ever read, and altogether triumphant. I wish I'd written it (A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window)
Prepare to have your brain fried and your mind blown... an exhilarating, unsettling and invigoratingly original read (Charlotte Heathcote Daily Express)
I hereby declare Stuart Turton the Mad Hatter of crime. Seven Deaths is unique, energising and clever. So original, a brilliant read . I tore through it (Ali Land, author of Sunday Times bestseller Good Me, Bad Me)
Stuart Turton's remarkable debut is something the reader will not have encountered before (Financial Times)
Darkly comic, mind-blowingly twisty, and with a cast of fantastically odd characters, this is a locked room mystery like no other (Sarah Pinborough)
An original and high concept murder mystery, this is welcome rescue in a sea of psychological thrillers (Stylist, ‘The 20 Must-Read Books of 2018’)