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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle | Stuart Turton
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Sarah9
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Currently working my way through this. The first half had my attention but I‘m struggling now.

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Booktastic
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IvoryLunatic I'm getting nothing done at work today!
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Booktastic
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My current read. I thought I would really get in to this - but it's not totally grabbing me yet.

Caroline2 Yeah I couldn‘t get into this either and ended up bailing. It seems to be a love/hate book. 🤷‍♀️ 2d
Booktastic @Caroline2 I'm interested enough to want to see how it ends, but I thought it might be one that is hard to put down at bedtime - and that's definitely not the case 🛌 2d
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sheffner
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Pickpick

Super unique take on a traditional murder mystery. The characters all felt real and the writing was engrossing and detailed. There were a few twists I predicted and some I didn‘t see at all. Would have liked more to the ending, but otherwise, a great, thrilling read that completely engrossed me.

#booked2019

#genrebusting 

Cinfhen Good choice!! I thought this book was very clever!! 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 5d
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ragesyrup
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Just started “The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” last night and I just CAN‘T put it down! It‘s been so long since I‘ve had a page turner in my hands. I am in love with how you never truly know more than the main character does. I‘m as baffled as he is!

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PickwickPlockPlock
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Pickpick

It's like this book was written for me. An old english country house after WW1 with dubious guests, mixed together with my favourite science fiction trope, the time loop. I'm not 100% sold on the 'why', but that didn't matter much for me, it's still a 4.5 stars read. I wish this book would start a new genre.

Cathythoughts Well done .. lots of characters I hear 😬 2w
PickwickPlockPlock @Cathythoughts Yes, it' better not to have long reading breaks, to keep all the characters straight. 2w
wanderinglynn Your review sold me. Stacked! 2w
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PickwickPlockPlock @wanderinglynn It's one of my favourite books I read this year. 2w
IndyHannaJones Can't wait to pick this one up 2w
jillrhudy How many deaths is it? 7 or 7 1/2??? 1w
PickwickPlockPlock @jillrhudy 7 in the British title, 7 1/2 in the American title, but the content is the same according to the goodreads author bio. I hate when publishers do that. I haven't counted the actual deaths in the book 🙈 1w
julesG It's 7 1/2, because the last one doesn't happen. I counted, since I read it as an ARC. 😉 1w
jillrhudy @PickwickPlockPlock We die more in America these days. Of exasperation if nothing else. Of course they have looming-maybe-sorta Brexit, so maybe they have half a death on US. . . 1w
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Vinjii
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Pickpick

What a book! Murder mystery meets Groundhog Day. It‘s one of those: don‘t even read the blurb and just got for it if you love murder mysteries with a narrative twist. The narrative twist being Groundhog Day. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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juliaTF88
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Enjoying some summer reading this holiday weekend 🇺🇸

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LokiDokey
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Here's my June #Wrapup
I got through 8 books this month and 53 for the year. My favorites this month were Finale, Birdbox, 13 Reasons Why and The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. According to Goodreads, I am 53% of my way to my yearly goal of 100 books. I'm very happy with the progress I am making. Happy Reading everyone! :)

Kaila-ann I loved The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle 😍 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You read some really good books in June! 💖🌈💖 2w
LokiDokey @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks. I think I lucked out. All my Library holds became available at the same time :) 2w
LibrarianJen I still haven't opened Finale. Mostly because I don't want it to end!!!! I should take my copy to Pagosa this weekend. 2w
LokiDokey @LibrarianJen as soon as I got the notification it was ready for pick up, I practically ran to the library and barely put the book down for 2 days. 2w
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Robothugs
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Mehso-so

I really loved the murder mystery, and how the author told the story. I felt like I was just as lost as Aiden at every step (I felt like it was the authors intent, so I didn‘t have a problem with that). I did have a problem with when the identity of Anna and Aiden is revealed - without any real detail of memory from Aiden about his sister, etc, it didn‘t have very much impact. It should have been a more pivotal moment... 👇🏻

Robothugs It also didn‘t come together at the end in a way that left me feeling satisfied. It fell into the same “rushed ending” feeling a lot of other books do. In the end, the quality of the writing didn‘t redeem this enough for it to be a pick for me. (edited) 3w
BookDragonNotWorm I agree. This one had good bones but left me completely underwhelmed. 3w
Robothugs @BookDragonNotWorm I‘m glad to know it wasn‘t just me! 3w
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ReadingOverSleeping
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Bailedbailed

I tried for months to get through this book. I found it slow and boring. I was using it as a catalyst to fall asleep. The storyline is so interesting, It's disappointing I couldn't stick it out ... #spoilerswelcome. Life's too short to keep reading books you can't fall in love with. #teamsleep for #evelynhardcastle

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Lidia
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I can finally post about my #summersantagoespostal package, I was dying to open it. Sorry for not posting before, I was away for the weekend. Everything was so delightful! I have wanted to read the tagged book since it came out and the other 2 are totally my style. The book sleeve is really pretty! I‘ve never had one before. Thank you so much @ferskner for putting together such a lovely package all the way from Nashville ♥️

ferskner I'm so glad it arrived and that you enjoy it! It was fun to put together for you. 💖 4w
CouronneDhiver Lovely!!! 4w
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Caroline2
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Bailedbailed

Nope. This is a bail for me. A Cluedo style murder mystery, set in a posh country house with cardboard cut-out characters. It‘s not really time travel, the guy trying to solve the mystery just sees the same day from different characters' perspectives. This isn't as clever as it thinks it is and feels predictable.

TrishB I bailed too! Exactly the same reasons 👍🏻 4w
Ruthiella Oh no! This is on my list. I may still give it a whirl! 4w
Caroline2 @Ruthiella it seems to be a very divisive book; some love it others hate it. So you never know you might love it? 🤷‍♀️ 4w
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Caroline2 @TrishB what‘s the betting the travelling guy turns out to be the long ago killed son or the killer? Yawn!! 🙄 4w
TrishB Usually when I don‘t finish a book I go and read the plot summary to find out the end, but I just couldn‘t be bothered! 4w
TrishB @Ruthiella there are plenty of people who loved it 👍🏻 4w
Jinster Oh wow, I loved this book. It got better on about the third or fourth character when it was clear how important the different characters were. I also wouldn't call it cluedo 🤭 it dug up a history and secrets rather than locations and weapons. 4w
Clare-Dragonfly @Caroline2 Nope—the ending made less sense than that! 4w
Caroline2 @Clare-Dragonfly 😆 really?? I‘m glad I bailed then. 👍🏻 4w
ReadingOverSleeping @Jinster I just bailed on this, would love to know how it ended and what the twist was. I liked the storyline, just couldn't get into it! 4w
Jinster @ReadingOverSleeping Ahh I even quite liked the writing so got sucked in pretty quickly. 3w
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Airykah13
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Mehso-so

What the hell did I just read? The only reason I‘m giving it 3 stars (more like 2.5) is because it finally began to hold my attention after the halfway point and I wanted to find out how it ended. Most of the story was confusing since the main character kept switching bodies and repeating days. The beginning was slow and boring and the narrator for the audiobook spoke way too slowly. I was able to speed it up, otherwise I would have bailed. 🌟🌟🌟

marleed I‘m afraid to dive into this one! 4w
Airykah13 @marleed lol, try it out and see how you feel after several chapters. I just wasn‘t a fan of the Groundhog Day type story (edited) 4w
LiterRohde @marleed I really like this one: https://litsy.com/p/SkJya2R3UG0z (edited) 4w
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Airykah13
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Almost reached my goal of 13 books. I didn‘t finish my tagged read but it will be done by tomorrow. As for workouts, I got my brows microbladed last week and I can‘t workout until they‘re healed soo hopefully I‘ll be back at Orangetheory and the gym next week 💁🏾‍♀️☺️ #bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn So adapt your book goal to 11 and you made it! 😉 1mo
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Airykah13

Ok, I didn‘t ditch it and I sped up the audio to 1.25 and it‘s been tolerable. I still don‘t love the story but at least it‘s more interesting now. I‘m 62% finished and I‘m hoping to finish the rest tonight so I can add to my total for #bookfitnesschallenge

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Pickpick

I actually read this book a few months ago, but it really stuck with me. It's such a unique concept. My puzzle-loving brain had a great time reading it. It reminded me a bit of Clue, but where you get to play as everyone in the game. This book requires an active thought process but I highly recommend when you're in the right mood.

BooknerdsLife Loved this book!!! 4w
BooknerdsLife It‘s quite unique & One of my favorite books last year! 🤗 4w
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BiblioLitten
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‘Agatha Christie meets Downtown Abbey meets Groundhog Day.‘ 😃
Let‘s delve in!
#currentread

sudi I've had this on my kindle for so long, i'll have to get to this someday 1mo
sudi I purchase books on kindle and then i forget about them 😅. That's why my ebook collection is out of control 1mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i really enjoyed this one, so different than anything else I've read lately...enjoy!! 1mo
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BiblioLitten @sudi Story of our lives! 😅 1mo
BiblioLitten @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime The blurb made me excited. I really hope I enjoy it. 😊 1mo
RaimeyGallant I love all of those things! This one's on my list. 1mo
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bookvixen
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Pickpick

This was an interesting read with the feel of a Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie type mystery with a good puzzle to workout and kept me questions who I thought was behind the murders.

I did find it was made a little more complicated then it need to be and once the killer was unmasked, it was one of the least mentioned characters in the book, for me it ruined the storyline but that's just my take. It's well worth a read make your own mind up.

marleed Would you recommend this in audio or print? I‘m thinking if I do the audio maybe I should keep a map of the story so I‘m not lost before I‘m half through. 1mo
Itchyfeetreader More complicated than it needed to be probably appeared in my review of this one! Fun but ..... 1mo
bookvixen @marleed, sorry I didn't answer sooner had the notifications turn off. To answer your question I listen to the audio and enjoyed it a lot. You shouldn't need to map the story as it unfold nicely . But I would say when you get to the last couple of chapters be somewhere that you won't get distracted as a lot of info giving. Hope this helps 1mo
bookvixen @Itchyfeetreader, glad I wasn't the only person to think this and agree I loved every minute of the book 1mo
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Airykah13
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This is real close to getting put on the DNF list

KristenDuck Good to know! 1mo
Airykah13 @KristenDuck to be fair, I think it‘s because I‘m currently listening to the audio and I don‘t like the narrator. I‘m going to read a few chapters on my kindle and see if that changes my mind 1mo
Holliesplaining I liked it but I didn‘t realize how much until about two days after I finished it. 1mo
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Cailey_Mac
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Well, I didn‘t get to half the workouts I planned this past week ( I was pretty sick up until yesterday ) but I‘m back on today with a short but much needed audio book walk. I love this trail because of all the foliage 🌳🌿🌳 I also plan to walk EVERYDAY after work next week, to help ease back into my previous running schedule 🏃🏻‍♀️#bookfitnesschallenge #bfg @wanderinglynn

BookwormAHN Good plan, lovely trail 👏🏻 1mo
Julsmarshall so lovely! 1mo
wanderinglynn Lovely place to walk! Glad your feeling better! 💚 1mo
BarbaraJean So pretty!! Good luck as you ease back into things after being sick! 1mo
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Cailey_Mac
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Target mini haul! This was in between all the excitement yesterday of my car almost dying and getting some awesome new books; a murder mystery with a hint of time travel? Sign me up! ☺️📖 Also, happy Pride month!🌈💕 #bookhaul #targetpicks

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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

A fascinating twist on the classic house party mystery. Though I anticipated several of the reveals, it didn‘t lessen my enjoyment reading this. I think I may even go back and reread this one someday - though if I do it‘ll be in print - this was a Libby audio download one night when I couldn‘t sleep, and while I didn‘t dislike the narrator I would‘ve rather had this in a format I could flip through by hand to look at details from early chapters.

Cinfhen This will defiantly work!!! I recently read this in print. I thought it was absolutely clever!!!!! 1mo
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Rose2
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Just began reading this book on my Kindle. What a page-turner!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Ellie,
Thank you so very much for these thoughtful gifts!! They couldn‘t have arrived on a better day... I had a very emotional day yesterday and my daughter found it on the front porch. Thanks so much! I have been wanting to read these forever! The cards are beautiful and I love the pins!! Love the clips too!! ❤️❤️❤️ You are awesome!! Can you please send me your new address?! 😘😘

#LitsyLove

Bklover I hope you‘re having a better day today. Hugs to you!❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bklover thank you... What I wrote to you about is done... 💔 1mo
Bklover Well crap. I‘m sorry. 💕💕💕 1mo
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EllieDottie ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I‘m so glad it brightened your day!! I‘ll send you a card with my new address on Monday! Sending hugs 🤗 🤗 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EllieDottie you‘re the best!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Ottergirl

H E L P! I suggested this book for my book club a couple of months ago because I loved it! Now it‘s time to discuss it, and I can‘t remember what the twists are. 🙈 If you‘ve read it, please could you leave a brief comment about the story to help jog my memory 🤔🥰

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Kalalalatja
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Pickpick

This was quite the ride! It had me questioning, wondering, cheering and groaning as the story went along full of ups and downs, dilemmas and difficulties. I hadn‘t guessed the ending, and while the ending felt a bit rushed, it didn‘t ruin my overall enjoyment of the book 👍

#Booked2019 #Genrebusting

Ashley_Nicoletto I lovedddd this one. I felt like it got so many meh reviews and I couldn‘t understand why. 2mo
TrishB Definitely a love or hate book! I bailed 🤷‍♀️ @Ashley_Nicoletto 2mo
JSW Loved this twisty book!!! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Okay, the dessert looks super yummy! 🤪💕 2mo
Cinfhen It was really well done!!!! Good choice for #GenreBursting 2mo
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LokiDokey
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My #CurrentRead is the 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. This is one of those books that makes me want to call in sick to work, change plans and disappear from the world until I've finished it. 😀
@howjessreads #30JuneBooks

BooknerdsLife Hahaa 😂 Happy reading! I enjoyed reading this unique one! 🤗 Still weird to see they change the title to 7 1/2 😆 2mo
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Debblyliz
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A hugely enjoyable book which I finished within a couple of days. I have the audiobook version and it made the long runs feel a lot easier and motivated me to go further.
#audiobook

Itchyfeetreader Welcome and thanks for the follow. 2mo
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Kalalalatja
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@Cinfhen I get your enthusiasm about this book - I‘m hooked!

#currentlyreading

emz711 I did it on #audiobook and it was pretty good. I thought it would get repetitive but it didn't 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I also loved this one! Such a unique story. 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s deceptively brilliant 2mo
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LokiDokey
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I'm just slightly in love with this book. I've been on bed rest and reading in bed makes me sleepy so I've been listening to this while playing videogames. It's not what I thought it would be, but in a good way.
😍

Kaila-ann I really enjoyed this one as well and the audio was surprisingly good even though there were a lot of details. 2mo
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fleeting
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Pickpick

A fun romp, a bit too twisty you tend to get lost in the sprawling mansion/castle and its many guests, including the different people the protagonist inhabits, but it keeps you in and guessing. It can be tiring or engaging, depending on the kind of reader you are, or perhaps even the mood you're in. I'm glad I took a chance on this despite the fact that I was one of those who confused this with Reid's book (the latter largely eclipsed this)!

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LaurenReads
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Mehso-so

A really unique idea, but I was just confused with the number of characters and the timeline.

WanderingBookaneer And the actual ending. 2mo
MelissaSue81 I was soooo confused! The whole time! 2mo
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BarbaraJean
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So, really—how am I supposed to remember which of these titles is which?! I was already having trouble keeping Evelyn Hardcastle & Evelyn Hugo straight and then I saw the Stella Fortuna one this morning. I really want to go into a bookstore and ask for The Seven 1/2 Husbands of Stella Hardcastle. Because I can‘t be the only one having this issue! 😆

BarbaraJean I had the same problem with All the Light We Cannot See, The Light Between Oceans, and Everyone Brave is Forgiven. With those it was the covers as well—at least with these the covers are markedly different! 2mo
mcipher I feel the same way - so confusing. But I‘ve read two of them so I guess I need to pick up Stella... 😆 2mo
JPeterson @BarbaraJean Same here! I once was talking to a friend about All the Light We Cannot See and she was talking about The Light between Oceans - took us a few to realize we were discussing different books. 😂 2mo
BarbaraJean @mcipher Ha! Yes, you need to complete the set! 😂 @JPeterson Seriously—so confusing! Those two had the exact same color palette in the covers, too! (edited) 2mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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Pickpick

I liked this one but found it frustrating. A good, twisty plot, but not at all what I was expecting, and in terms of a mystery, I'm not quite sure the author played fair. 4/5 ⭐

Nute Unfair play by the author...I'm intrigued. 2mo
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Yeah_I_Read
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Mehso-so

This book started out great. Really intriguing idea and totally different style from my usual reads. The middle drrrraaagggs and the end was somewhat anticlimactic 🤷🏽‍♀️

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JoyNorstrom
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Pickpick

I loved 80% of this book! Such a stunning job at weaving a plot—I‘m impressed with this author. The end is, well, not necessary. Takes away from the overall book in my opinion. Still, I think this is a book I won‘t forget because of its originality.

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Messiejessie
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Pickpick

Wow! That was FUN!!!
Such an original idea.
This story will continue to bounce around in my head for a while.

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sammisho
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Mehso-so

I can see why people enjoy this book. Twisty, turny plot, inventive, unique. But not the book for me, almost a pan. Too many charcters to keep straight, the non stop plot twists was dizzying. I am not a fan of mysteries in general, and this book was just too much for me.
#pop19 A book that takes place in a single day

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Anne.S
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Pickpick

Unlike anything I've ever read before. Took me longer than usual to read the book as there were so many details and characters. Almost reminded me of a "choose your own adventure" without the flipping pages part. Definitely recommend if you get the chance to read it.

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Hooked_on_books
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Pickpick

A terribly clever novel in which the protagonist lives the same day/events over and over in different bodies trying to learn who kills Evelyn. I didn‘t love the twist at the end but otherwise quite enjoyed the book. I will say that while the reader of the audiobook did excellent male voices and accents, his female voices need work.

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Magslhalliday
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Pickpick

A country house murder mystery with bonus time travel elements? This was excellent. The only hard bit is ‘day one‘ where the protagonist has lost his memory. That bit dragged but once we started shifting around it got so enjoyable, with some great imagery.

WanderingBookaneer I loved everything except the ending. 2mo
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AntoinetteBuchanan
Mehso-so

This has been much lauded. I can see why people love it. I just didn‘t enjoy it on the same way I don‘t enjoy magic and sleight of hand. The premise is novel and the narrator the most unreliable of all narrators. Don‘t read it for whodunnit - it isn‘t the point. Unfortunately the point came too late for me. 3 stars

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sammisho
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I am having a hard time getting into this one, but I really want to know the ending. Is 7 more hours worth it?

Johanna414 I‘ve seen really mixed reviews of this one. 2mo
TrishB I couldn‘t finish it. 2mo
kellyann28 I personally loved it, but I can't speak to how the audio book is! Narrators usually make or break it for me. 2mo
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AntoinetteBuchanan
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Just starting The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle on this evening‘s commute. It‘s had mixed reviews so we will see if I finish it. #books #reading #audiobooks #bookstagram #libraries

Rissreads I loved it! I thought it was very clever. (edited) 2mo
AntoinetteBuchanan Good to know. I‘m hoping for a Life After Life experience rather than a Time Traveller‘s Wife experience 2mo
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Bookishlie
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Watching Grand babies and maybe a little reading...

MaceyT15 Yay!! Enjoy! 2mo
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Kate.Braithwaite
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Pickpick

Imagine a book co-written by Agatha Christie & Haruki Murakami. This is that book. Wholly original. Never really had a clue what was going on but loved it! Plus I liked this bit of writing advice at the end.

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bookishrantings
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By far one of the best books I read in 2018. The writing is so good you'll cry and the twists and turns (especially the ending) is so amazing, it makes me want to become a better writer.

rather_be_reading this is definitely on my TBR 2mo
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Pickpick

I‘m feeling like Fergie & WILL.I.AM 🎶I Just Can‘t Get Enough....I'm addicted wanna jump inside your love🎵 Inception you got a brother dreamin', dreamin'🎶🎶 I can't erase ya out of my memory
Switch up 🖤 READ THIS BOOK #genrebusting

Cinfhen And I‘ve given myself an 👂🏼🐛 2mo
Coleen_Nieto @Cinfhen I loved this book too! I had to start over a couple chapters in to make sure I was following but it was worth it to me. 2mo
obertonwrites I just bought this book, but I haven‘t started reading it yet! I‘m so happy to hear it‘s a good one! 😀 2mo
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Cinfhen It did take some heavy concentration @Coleen_Nieto @obertonwrites but it was worth it!! 2mo
Lizpixie I absolutely loved this book! That‘s exactly how I described it, Inception meets Agatha Christie meets Gosford Park♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen And a healthy dose of Looper @Lizpixie 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good. I don‘t think my mind is ready for this one.. I‘m thinking it‘s kind of mathematical 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s more of a convoluted Groundhog Day than maths @Cathythoughts You need to put yourself in another body and remove suspension of belief. Wait until your ready, the mood has to strike 2mo
ReadingSusan I loved this one so much! 2mo
rjsthumbelina @Cinfhen I'm glad you liked it! I was in awe by the end. Totally unique, which I really appreciate 2mo
Mdargusch I‘ve been wanting to read this too but what @cathythoughts said 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 2mo
rohit-sawant Bumping this up my TBR stack! 2mo
BarbaraBB Great review! Looking forward to it! ❤️ 2mo
Centique This is one I‘ve been hearing about IRL too - and people I know rarely talk about books so it must be really good! 2mo
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