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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle | Stuart Turton
A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie 'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' 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...
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MicrobeMom
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When you are trying to have a nice relaxing read, but someone wants to play. #dogsoflitsy

batsy Aww! That face 🥰 3w
Sapphire Cute pup! Gsp? 7d
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MicrobeMom
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Enjoying some time in the shade at the pool on this warm today. #summerreading

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Pickpick

I did enjoy this one and I loved the mystery aspect although I want to know more about you know what….

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AngeG
Mehso-so

Couldn't put it down, just wanted to find out what happened...... but in the end it isn't a book I loved

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EmilieGR
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Pickpick

I so so enjoyed this book! I know some people found this story repetitive but I loved how the little pieces of the story fell into place. I felt almost like I was marinating in the atmosphere and was on tenterhooks for the last fourth of the book.

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JennO1
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Mehso-so

So repetitive. The same day over and over and over again. By the end I just didn‘t care anymore, I just wanted the day to be over. I‘d have called it a pick if it was 100 pages shorter. It was very close to being a DNF.

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Yossarian
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I want to start a book club where we just read about women who have almost ten of things you‘re only supposed to have one of.

BookBabe 😂🙌🏻 3mo
Megabooks Lol!! 3mo
Readergrrl 😂😂😂 3mo
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Soubhiville 🤣 3mo
vivastory 😂 3mo
Oryx Maybe the occasional man ? 3mo
Yossarian @Oryx I don‘t know. Seven or eight deaths is one thing, but 15 lives is just excessive. 3mo
BarbaraBB 🤣 3mo
thegreensofa 😂🤣😂 3mo
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Shemac77
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Pickpick

Interesting concept. A bit redundant which made it boring in places. Still a pick

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Shemac77
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Reading at work.

Trashcanman Be safe out there. 3mo
Shemac77 Thank you so much. @Trashcanman 3mo
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Shemac77
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Night reading.

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K.Wielechowski
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Aidan has eight chances to figure out who killed Evelyn Hardcastle. The catch is, he would relive the day of her death 8 times inside 8 different people who had gathered at her family‘s estate.
The twists and turns don‘t stop coming as Aidan discovers more about the people around him and about the prison he woke up in. I hadn‘t even finished reading the library‘s copy before I ordered one for myself. Read slowly and give in to the reread.

LoverOfLearning Yep I really enjoyed this one! What a creative writing style. 4mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I got confused quite a bit but loved it! It was great to be devoured by a book again. Very impressive for a debut novel. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Pogue
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Pickpick

I finally read this one. Half way through the book I KNEW who did it. I did not know who did it. That for me is a win.

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nichollinlove
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Pickpick

I listened to the audiobook, print would have been better. There was a need to flip back and recap people and events that I didn't get to do with the audio. That being said, the story was really in depth and well thought out. There are SO MANY moving parts; you unearth new information and plot devices regularly. I would have enjoyed a less complicated ending but it was still very good and I can see other readers enjoying it very much.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I don't quite get why this book is sometimes called the 7 1/2 deaths... Copyright stuff? Anyway, a very enjoyable read so far!

Enchanted_Bibliophile According to Turton, the novel's title was changed in America since it was similar to the previously published The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Enchanted_Bibliophile thanks for clearing up the mystery! 5mo
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mnjacques
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Pickpick

I loved every minute of this book. I even caught myself yelling at the book a few times.

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Jari-chan
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This was my second by Turton, and definitely not my last! I love his writing style, and his way to telling stories. The story is twisted and for sure comes along totally different when read a second time. The whole set up was just perfect for me, making this book one of January's highlights. I got confused with the characters, though, because there are so many, but I managed anyway 😜

#bookspinbingo #doublespin @TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Loved both his books 💕💕 5mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Game Night

Klou Great choice! 5mo
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Mkwallace
Pickpick

So good

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ErraticElle
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Pickpick

A really good & twisty murder mystery written in a literary style. The plot is intricate, with many characters to balance. It can be a little convoluted & complicated, but also intense & difficult to walk away from. The atmosphere was very gothic, with a creepy estate, ominous weather, & an odd cast of characters. Some problematic moments with blatant body shaming. A Sherlock feel written in a way that totally made it unique & intriguing.

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ag.311203_books
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Pickpick

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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Pickpick

"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. 8mo
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! 8mo
kellyann28 Lol no worries! I personally LOVED this book but I can absolutely understand why others would not. 8mo
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kellyann28 If anything at least I saved you from buying a book that you ended up not liking! 😂 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly Great review! I totally agree—there was no way to make sense of it until we were TOLD! 8mo
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 😊 8mo
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! 8mo
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monalyisha
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tfw your staycation & bath season cosmically align 🛁

AmyG 🙌🏻 Enjoy! 8mo
RaeLovesToRead This book is awesome!!!!! Enjoy! 8mo
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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 🎃🧡 8mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 8mo
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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. ;) 9mo
TheAromaofBooks This one has gone & off my TBR a few times, but I'll probably read it eventually haha 9mo
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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! 9mo
Chelsea.Poole Same!! 9mo
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! 😋 9mo
Chelsea.Poole @Cathy_J oh yeah, that would definitely be easier to follow! 9mo
MrsMalaprop My review of this one was quite similar. 8mo
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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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DakotaWilde
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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. 10mo
DakotaWilde @marleed It was a fun read! I really enjoyed the twists. 10mo
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BarkingMadRun
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Starting my #bookspin tonight! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! This is one I keep meaning to read! 10mo
NikkiM5 I just started this today too 😊 10mo
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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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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 10mo
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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. 10mo
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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 ❤️ 11mo
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CaroPi
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The best thing of the summer is reading outside 😊

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yeeeessss! 🥰 11mo
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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. 11mo
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 11mo
TheAromaofBooks This one has been on my TBR for a while!! 11mo
EadieB @TheAromaofBooks Now is the time! 11mo
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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

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 11mo
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MeJeMiller
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Pickpick

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. 12mo
LoverOfLearning @MrT oh I can understand that! How did you like it the next time around ? 12mo
MrT Really enjoyed it. His latest novel sounds equally enjoyable/confusing and is on my TBR. 12mo
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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! 🍉 💕 12mo
LoverOfLearning @Catsandbooks isn't it!! My favorite animal 😍 12mo
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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! 12mo
Cinfhen Feel better ❤️‍🩹 sounds like a fun getaway 12mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
Panpan

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 😴 12mo
Bookpearl @Rachiiebookdragon Ever other page I kept looking around waiting for someone to give me a clear explanation as to WHY!! 😩 12mo
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 😆🤪🤔🙈 12mo
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