The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (Raven, 2018)
Introduced by Sam Obigbesan
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…
‘With a narrative as complex as a Rubik’s Cube, an intricate plot, a gothic setting and a dash of the supernatural; this is not your average crime novel.
Jot Davis’s consummate performance on the audio adaptation adds that extra layer of atmosphere and emotional depth to the characters. This was a 4 stars for me: I liked it.’
Sam Obigbesan is one of the Blind Bookworms team at The Story of Books. He will be at our Winter Wayzgoose in Hay-on-Wye on Saturday 24th November 2018, from 10am-3pm, printing Christmas cards on a Perkins Brailler. Please call in and meet Sam if you’re in Hay that weekend. He will be delighted to chat with you about books, the Blind Bookworms, Braille, and the Blind Bookworms Jazz Band.