The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Maddening, intricate, bizarre, ingenious and addictive, this book is like an Agatha Christie mystery that has been atomised and reassembled as a Rubik’s Cube. A novel so brazenly high-concept risks being dismissed as gimmicky, but Turton has somehow constructed a towering clockwork edifice of narrative that cycles through a hundred baffling permutations before flawlessly reconstituting itself in the final scene. Utterly bonkers and highly recommended.
Reviewed by Connor