27 August 2018

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

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn HardcastleThe 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Who will kill Evelyn Hardcastle? Who is the man in the plague doctor mask? Who is Aiden, and why is he living some sort of Momento/Groundhog Day life?

The answers to those questions are eventually answered, as well as many others, but the plot's convolutions may turn off some readers. There are a lot of characters to track here, some with multiple motives, and the closed world setting is a little claustrophobic. None of the characters is fully fleshed out, including our hero, although there is a ton of description to wade through. It was a little interesting to me that our hero never becomes a "downstairs" character, only "upstairs". And some of the plot twists strain credulity.

eARC provided by publisher.

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