Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed… again.
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…
I can’t remember why I decided to read this book, but I saw it someplace and the title intrigued me. As is my M.O., I didn’t read the blurb, I just picked it up so I had no idea what to expect.
Wow. I can’t help but wonder how this author pitched this story to publishers — the complexity of the plot is mind boggling enough, but I LOVED the details he put into each character. This book really is a fantastic example of why each character must view the world differently and how to write it well. The creativity of a book like this simply astounds me — I don’t have the type of mind to create a simple mystery, much less a complex one like this.
It did take me a bit to get into it (3 or 4 chapters), but once I got into it, I was hooked. One of the most intriguing and unique books I’ve read in a very long time.
PG-13/R for some language and genre-appropriate violence.