The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Book Review

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn HardcastleThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you to NetGalley for the digital ARC of this book.

5 out of 5 Stars

“How lost do you have to be to let the Devil lead you home?”


Trapped in an endless cycle, forced to watch the same woman die over and over until he can solve who killed her. This is his own personal hell. Or perhaps, not as personal as he thinks. There are two others like him imprisoned in this nightmarish scenario, all three pitted against the other to be the one who is finally released from the decrepit Hardcastle’s manor. One is possibly his friend. The other an unspeakably evil entity obsessed with killing him before he can solve the crime. Every cycle, he wakes up with his memories wiped, inhabiting the bodies of different people hours before the murder takes place. Can he solve the puzzling death of Evelyn Hardcastle and secure his freedom?

Pet Peeve

Truthfully, I have no serious pet peeves about this book at all. I really, really enjoyed this book. It’s definitely one of the best thrillers I have read as I was completely unable to guess ANYTHING that was going to happen.


The prose is amazingly descriptive and the dialogue was truly quite realistic of the time just after the Great War. I was blown away by all the details and how difficult it must have been for the author to keep track of all the many plot threads. There are some downright terrifying moments in this book that had me grabbing onto my sleeping husband’s arm in the dead of night. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle challenged everything I thought I knew about the mystery/thriller genre and was a wild ride from start to finish. I absolutely devoured this dark, winding, spectacular book.

Final Thought

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a suspenseful and thrilling tale set in a gloomy English mansion.

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