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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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ag.311203_books
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Such a good book!!!📖📖❤️Mind blowing ending🤪Did not expect that at all!! #evelynhardcastle#bookreview#thesevendeathsofevelynhardcastle#bookworm#books#booklover

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IuliaC
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"The world‘s shrivelling beyond the windows, darkening at the edges and blackening at the centre"

I liked this gigantic, suspenseful and philosophical puzzle, its peculiar premise and particularly enjoyed the dialogue in the last chapters.

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monalyisha
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Mehso-so

Mysteries aren‘t typically my thing. This one, while based upon an interesting concept (“Agatha Christie with a dash of Groundhog Day & a hint of Quantum Leap & Downton Abbey”), was no exception. I guessed one of the big reveals early-on but the main mystery was NEVER going to be solved until the author told his readers the answer — & that‘s a big pet peeve of mine. Write well enough to embed the answers *and* obscure them at the same time. 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/2: For its length, I also thought it was missing quite a bit of world-building; words were spent on the wrong details. AND it was written by a man & he did one of his female protagonists a serious injustice by totally glossing over her backstory. It was so ambiguous, and vague, and disappointing that I think I may have actually shouted. 2mo
monalyisha 2/2: Oh! And there was some pretty egregious fat-shaming, too. ALL OF THAT BEING SAID, it was a fast read. I really did want to know whodunnit! *Some* of the characters were very well-written. And the cover of the paperback was a lovely texture. 😅 @kellyann28 I don‘t want you to think I didn‘t enjoy reading it! And, more importantly, I *had* to read it for book club! 😉 Thanks for including it in my #HHS swap gift! 2mo
kellyann28 Lol no worries! I personally LOVED this book but I can absolutely understand why others would not. 2mo
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kellyann28 If anything at least I saved you from buying a book that you ended up not liking! 😂 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Great review! I totally agree—there was no way to make sense of it until we were TOLD! 2mo
Blerdgal_Fenix I had a lot of fun with this book as an audiobook. I like a good mystery with twist and turns and that‘s what I got. Some reason I went the audio book route and it was much fun. Like readers theatre 😊 2mo
monalyisha @Blerdgal_Fenix If you‘d told me a few years ago that I‘d *prefer* certain titles as audiobooks, I never would have believed you! But it‘s totally true (see: Sadie by Courtney Summers; Born a Crime by Trevor Noah; Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid; Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward; or basically any pop science book, e.g. Mary Roach). Sometimes, format makes all the difference! 2mo
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monalyisha
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tfw your staycation & bath season cosmically align 🛁

AmyG 🙌🏻 Enjoy! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead This book is awesome!!!!! Enjoy! 2mo
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monalyisha
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Thank you so much, @kellyann28 ! The photo‘s kind of quick & dirty (I promise to follow-up with some glamour shots tomorrow 💁‍♀️). I love everything! Bath bombs, Reese‘s, candles aplenty (complete with gems & glitter), socks (I‘m wearing the orange pair already), & 3 books from my wishlist (the tagged, plus Piranesi & Elatsoe). You nailed it! Happy Hallow‘s Eve!

#HHS #HHS21 #HauntedHollowSwap

kellyann28 Hooray! I'm glad you like everything 🎃🧡 3mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 3mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Mehso-so

I was rather underwhelmed by this chunkster. On audio, the narrator does a fine enough job of giving a unique voice to the different characters, but at 17 hours, I need more than one voice. Our protagonist is told that there will be a murder every night, and he will embody a different person each day to solve the crime. If he succeeds, he "gets out". Parts of this are too long and repetitive. Most of the people embodied are generic stereotypes ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick of men and blended together. Though to be fair, if this man suddenly woke up in a woman's body, he might not solve the crime and just stare at his lady bits in the mirror in their rooms all day. As with other "Groundhog Day" sort of stories, I was bored for parts of this where it seemed like a lot of sameness. It earns a mediocre MEH for the premise and how it all comes together, but sometimes, even though I'm on the scenic route, ⬇️

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MidnightBookGirl This remains on my TBR pile, but I probably will listen to the audio at some point... at a very fast speed. ;) 4mo
TheAromaofBooks This one has gone & off my TBR a few times, but I'll probably read it eventually haha 4mo
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Cathy_J
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Mehso-so

This one is gonna be hard for me to review. I read about a third of it and then stalled. A few months later I picked it up again but had to start over cause I had forgotten everything 😲 I felt myself stalling again but pushed on. It is very clever and creative, it is really very good but I did find it hard to keep going at times. Maybe just a bit too complicated for my current brain power 😁 ⭐⭐⭐

CollapsingLibrary This has been on my TBR for an embarrassingly long time. I tried to listen to the audiobook for it at first, but my mind kept wandering. I was hoping reading it might be better, but based on your review maybe not! 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Same!! 4mo
Cathy_J @CollapsingLibrary , @Chelsea.Poole I read that Netflix might be making a series of it. I would definitely watch it and I think it might help me to keep up in that format! 😋 4mo
Chelsea.Poole @Cathy_J oh yeah, that would definitely be easier to follow! 4mo
MrsMalaprop My review of this one was quite similar. 2mo
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@ksmith

I didn't want to put it down for a single second! It was so good and had me guessing until the very very end.

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AJBowers
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Next up 📚📚📚

marleed I really had fun reading this last year. I read a comment that helped. It said …don‘t get too caught up in trying to keep everything straightened out up front. It will come together as you keep reading. 4mo
AJBowers @marleed It was a fun read! I really enjoyed the twists. 4mo
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BarkingMadRun
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Starting my #bookspin tonight! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! This is one I keep meaning to read! 4mo
NikkiM5 I just started this today too 😊 4mo
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BookNAround
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Mehso-so

This is an incredibly intricate and circular novel and while its complexity was fascinating, it made it hard for the reader to stay oriented at all and it detracted from the character development to the detriment of the story. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2021/06/review-7-12-deaths-of-evelyn-hardcastle...

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 5mo
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LoverOfLearning
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Took me a long time to read as the ARC version had me thinking!

I really enjoyed the originality of this plot line. Aiden Bishop wakes up every day in a different body to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. He has 8 days of torment, fear, and fate to overcome. Kept me intrigued!

But the ending..... hmm maybe it was the ARC version?! I'm not sure but the secondary story at the end really has me unsatisfied and quite confused.

3.75 stars.

deirdrebeecher Yeah Turton just doesn't do it for me. 5mo
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CaroPi
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1. Yes I am quite good at it. That is why I have problems reading books that people say have unexpected twist

2. I don't read many series. I am not a fan.
3. This is a tricky one... But I will say I like anti - heroes
4. I am grateful that my friend who has cancer in the heart is doing well in her chemio
#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Oh no! cancer of the 💗 - I hope your friend is healing well ❤️ 5mo
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CaroPi
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The best thing of the summer is reading outside 😊

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yeeeessss! 🥰 5mo
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EadieB
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#The7DeathsOfEvelynHardcastle #StuartTurton #BookSpinBingo #August2021

A very original and unique read. Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. Every day, Aiden will wake up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. Sounds a bit like Groundhog Day. It's a locked-room mystery full of intrigue and suspense.

EadieB It's one man's race against time to find a killer with lots of twists that kept me guessing until the very end. I started this book awhile ago and got so confused that I gave up. I saw that others enjoyed it, so this time I did the audio and paid strict attention. I found that I enjoyed it so much more the 2nd time around. I think I may even read it again and probably do the book and audio together. 5mo
EadieB I found the characters to be oddly entertaining each with their own point of view. If you like putting together puzzles, then I think you will enjoy this book. I look forward to reading his next book, The Devil and the Dark Water 5mo
TheAromaofBooks This one has been on my TBR for a while!! 5mo
EadieB @TheAromaofBooks Now is the time! 5mo
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Julsmarshall
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Wow! This body-swapping, time-slipping historical thriller was a real mind bender! What an original story, quite unlike anything I‘ve ever read. This debut knocked my socks off and I can‘t wait to read more from Turton. #BookspinBingo

BkClubCare I have been yes then no and now yes again on if I want to read this! Seems to have both big fans and …. Not. But the time-slipping is in my wheelhouse 6mo
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MeJeMiller
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It‘s a book I‘ll read once and enjoy it. Not sure if I‘d redo it to pick up on clues. I understand the hype. I like the premise and the changing hosts. I like how it ended. I liked it more the farther I went into it.

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Julsmarshall
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I forget everything between footsteps. #firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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Julsmarshall
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#currentread on treadmill 😄

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LoverOfLearning
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10 chapters in and I'm so intrigued!! I didn't know much about this book before I started reading it and I'm really thankful for that.

Already such a creepy, mysterious, and unique book. Definitely keeping my interest. I'm going to predict that this will be a 4 or 5 star read for me!

MrT Had my totally confused on initial reading so read it again a year after. 6mo
LoverOfLearning @MrT oh I can understand that! How did you like it the next time around ? 6mo
MrT Really enjoyed it. His latest novel sounds equally enjoyable/confusing and is on my TBR. 6mo
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LoverOfLearning
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I am ecstatic about my gift. Wow. I'm going to hop right into reading Evelyn! @BookNAround you absolutely spoiled me. And I love this bag (the women's name is Joan Didion- I'm gonna research her)!

Thank you @Catsandbooks for hosting #SliceofSummerSwap. I really loved this!

Catsandbooks That giraffe mug is adorable! Enjoy! 🍉 💕 6mo
LoverOfLearning @Catsandbooks isn't it!! My favorite animal 😍 6mo
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Reviewsbylola
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The girls competed at Kalahari earlier this week, and brian and I thought it would be fun to spend a night here with the girls to give them the full experience! So now they‘re at the water park and I‘m cracking open a new book in the salt room. 😂 I‘ve got a sinus headache currently so it‘s good timing. Hope it works. 🤞🏻#holidayescape

BarbaraBB I hope so too. Circumstances sounds perfect! 7mo
Cinfhen Feel better ❤️‍🩹 sounds like a fun getaway 7mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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This book was weird and didn‘t love it, sad to say I was glad to finish it 😢😑😱 Read for #Buzzwordathon - June - Name/Title and #Whateveryouwantathon 3/5

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Bookpearl
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The only thing saving this read is the honey peach tea. This was my first read by Stuart Turton and I‘m a little perplexed as to why this book had such great reviews.

Rachiiebookdragon I‘m perplexed too, it‘s not an easy read and the audiobook didn‘t help 😴 7mo
Bookpearl @Rachiiebookdragon Ever other page I kept looking around waiting for someone to give me a clear explanation as to WHY!! 😩 7mo
Rachiiebookdragon @Bookpearl I can understand feeling like that, I glad I finally finished it, I still don‘t think I know who the murderer was supposed to be 😆🤪🤔🙈 7mo
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Karisa
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📚My cover‘s getting a little worn around the edges, but reading buddy (Han Solo) doesn‘t mind it. Been thinking about getting a new one.
📚 I love being able to read at night in dark mode and not turn on the lamp. Also, switching seamlessly to the Kindle phone app to read whenever waiting is great!

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Beautiful cover!💙 Thanks for playing! 7mo
DebinHawaii I have that exact same cover and mine is even more worn around the edges! 😉 7mo
Karisa @DebinHawaii Twinsies! 💕 7mo
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FantasyChick
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Mehso-so

Meh. I loved the idea of this. Historical fiction time loop murder mystery. Definitely unique and easy to get into. The problem I found is that it drug on longer than I think it needed to. 3/4 of the way through I was done. No amount of reveals were bringing me back after that long 🤷‍♀️

Got my first #audiobookbingo though!

17hrs #LittenListen #JuneHolidayTheme #TimeTravel #bookspinbingo #JoysofJune
@aperfectmjk @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 Agree about the book. 7mo
Jennaree3 Omg did you do this one on audiobook? It was confusing enough in print lol (edited) 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
FantasyChick @Jennaree3 I tried lol. It has to be one of the hardest books I've ever tried to follow lol 7mo
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JGadz11
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If it ain‘t broke….✨#roseandreads #favereadingspot

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candc320
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This…book…is…TWISTED!! I can only describe it as the movie Clue on steroids. I loved it, although I will say it was exceptionally hard to keep track of not only the various people involved but also which person our main character was inhabiting at any given time (yes, you read that correctly). This is the only thing keeping it from being a 5🌟 read for me. I‘m honestly not even 100% sure what I read 😜. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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FantasyChick
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Combining #bookspinbingo with #listenlitten and #14Books14Weeks2021

Still hoping to get some old books off my list but added a few new ones for some variety 😊

#bookspin #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks @aperfectmjk @TheHeartlandBookFairy

TheHeartlandBookFairy Happy to have you joining us and I love your literary multitasking goals! Happy reading and keep us posted as you go 😁 8mo
RaeLovesToRead I loved Evelyn Hardcastle 😊 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
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Soubhiville
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This book just fell in my lap when a friend donated it for my LFL. It‘s a lot of fun! I don‘t read mystery very often, but this is quite different than your run of the mill mystery. I was on my toes through the whole thing, and I never figured out how it would end. I will probably look for Turton‘s other book(s). 👍📚

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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This is my second time reading this book in about 18 months and I loved it even more the second time around. The intricately detailed plot is something to savor. I‘m not sure I‘ve ever enjoyed being confused this much. Even upon a second reading, Turton kept me on the edge of my seat- no easy feat. I was wholly invested in the characters and the mystery surrounding Blackheath. Dark, twisty, fun! An absolute triumph of a debut. 5 ⭐️

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Reviewsbylola
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This weekend‘s library haul. Any I should prioritize?

Ruthiella I recommend Piranesi. 😀 8mo
vivastory Piranesi. I also liked 7 & half Deaths, but I know it's been divisive 8mo
BarbaraBB Piranesi! 8mo
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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 14th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

JazzFeathers Questo c'è l'ho anch'io nella mia TBR 😜 8mo
Ast_Arslan @JazzFeathers è lì che mi fissa da 2 anni, facendomi sentire in colpa 😂😂 prima o poi lo leggeremo entrambi/e 😂😂 8mo
JazzFeathers @Ast_Arslan Beh, si potrebbe una bella buddyread 😏 8mo
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Ast_Arslan @JazzFeathers tipo gruppo di lettura a due? 🤔 una volta che ho terminato i due tomi attuali, si potrebbe fare 😉 8mo
JazzFeathers @Ast_Arslan Perché no 😜☝️ È un libro che mi ha incuriosita fin dall'inizio, però in qualche modo sembra sempre che ci sia qualcos'altro di più urgente da leggere. Magari se ci mettiamo in due... 😜 8mo
Ast_Arslan @JazzFeathers ahahahah quoto su tutto 😅😂 mi ricorderò di taggarti quando finirò Faber, così possiamo cominciare (Sto cercando di concentrarmi su un cartaceo + un ebook alla volta 😂) 8mo
JazzFeathers Perfetto! 😊 E ti capisco. Non so come come sia successo, ma la mia lista di libri che sto leggere di sì è allungata a dismisura su Goodreads 😶 8mo
Ast_Arslan @JazzFeathers GR è stato deleterio per le mie finanze 😨 non che prima non spendessi troppi soldi in troppi libri, ma forse non avevo davvero bisogno di un ulteriore incentivo 🤣 8mo
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Mrs.C
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Bishop has to solve the mysterious murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in eight days, and if that‘s not hard enough, he had to do it while inhabiting the bodies of different witnesses. This book had so many questions, and tried to do so much, I found it so confusing. The author was amazing at making it all work. It was very compelling and kept me reading, but I honestly couldn‘t keep up with all of it most of the time. It‘s a great story though! 3.5/4⭐️

Reviewsbylola My husband told me his co worker just read this on the recommendation of his wife and said it was one of the best books he‘s ever read. So now I have to read it to tell my husband if he should give it a try. 🤣 8mo
Mrs.C @Reviewsbylola I would totally give it a try! The story and mystery is great! 8mo
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Mrs.C
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So excited to start this one! 😆

LoverOfLearning Oh I love that invitation! Makes the book so intriguing 9mo
Mrs.C Doesn‘t it?! 9mo
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Mrs.C
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Rainy day trip to Barnes and Nobel. I‘m not sure which one I‘m more excited to start reading!

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Jennaree3
Mehso-so

The beginning was promising. The middle was like watching a movie with an ensemble cast except no one had any remarkably interesting qualities to make any of them memorable. And then the timeline started jumping. I like to try to figure them out as I go, but the clues you need to figure it out aren‘t even revealed until the last 10 pages so there was no way of knowing throughout. I found it a frustrating novel, but still a good one.

monalyisha EXACTLY. 💯 2mo
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ELMyerholtz
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A very unique premise and a mystery that will keep you guessing. Aiden must solve the murder of Evelyn Hugo by repeatedly living one day, but each time he lives that day he finds himself in the body of a different person familiar with the Hugo family. I will say the large cast of characters and jumping from person to person confused the story for me, but overall this book was intriguing and memorable.

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Jennaree3
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When I‘m 25 pages in and intrigued, that‘s a good sign! 🤓 Thanks to my coworker for thinking of me and lending me this book!

chelsearae1988 One of my favorites! 9mo
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northdust
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Starting today.

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