This is a surprise.
Because I’m not entirely sure what I just read but… apparently I loved it? *shrugs*
My experience reading this… gotta be honest, I’m not even sure how how to classify this book so let’s say… this book by Stuart Turton went something like this…
me: ooh, historical fiction murder mystery, I like
me: oh that makes…
me: no, that doesn’t make sense at all
me: now it’s starting to make sense
me: no, it’s really not… is this dude (is he Sebastian or Aiden?!?! like, originally) inhabiting other people’s bodies?! wtf?!
me: this is such a… weird way to tell this story
me: these people take a lot of naps
me: and also, huh???
me: why I am emotionally invested in Evelyn Hardcastle and who murdered (or didn’t… and also keeps murdering) her?
me: I accept my emotional investment in these people, how many ever of them are in one body at the same damn time
me: still a little bit huh?
me: omg, I did not expect that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
me: that was a ridiculous and perfect ending! it should not be the same ending with those two words
me: I’ve gotta read this again
me: also, Stuart Turton, sir? are you writing a prequel? a sequel? a series? more to explain the twist? I’d totally read them! I have no idea why, but I will!
(Many thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for the ARC copy of this book, which I reviewed in happy confusion, or tried to, with all honesty.)