Review of 'The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle' on 'Goodreads'
Well this is one of the more fascinating books I've read in a while.
A man wakes up alone in a forest with no memories of who he is, where he is or how he got there. All he can remember is the name "Anna" and the certainty that he just witnessed her murder. Suddenly a menacing figure drops a compass in his pocket and mutters just one word: "East". Not knowing whether to trust this man, after all he is most likely the killer, but with no other information to go on, the man follows instructions and eventually comes upon a large, rundown country estate owned by the Hardcastle family. Knocking on the door he finds that the Hardcastles are throwing a party and he is one of the invited guests. Everyone seems to know him but no one has heard of anyone named Anna. With nothing to go on but a name and an unexpected new friend, he sets about trying to piece together who he is and find out what happened in the woods all while being thwarted by a mysterious enemy known only as The Footman. And then... well then things get interesting.
If you haven't read the synopsis, don't, because they give away a twist that really caught me by surprise in the beginning. Although if you have been spoiled by the summary, don't worry too much, because that is only the very start of an epic murder mystery. There are more twists and turns in this story than I think I've ever seen in the genre. The plot is so intricate, I'm blown away by how Stuart Turton could have possibly crafted it.
And now I'm off to immediately read this one again.