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This is a very strange book - probably made even stranger for me as I bought it as a special deal for my Kobo knowing that it was on my wish list but having forgotten anything about it so I started reading with no preconceptions whatsoever. It starts with a man waking up in a dripping wood, he's given a compass by a stranger and sees a woman being pursued and shot at. All he knows is that she's called Anna. He findsout eventually that he's called Aiden Bishop but he isn't in his own body and he's told by a masked stranger that a murder, which won't look like a murder will be committed today and that he has eight chances to solve it. The next day he wakes up in a different body and it's murder day again. And the next day... If he solves the mystery he will escape this loop in time but , there's two others also borrowing bodies in attempts to be the ones to win their freedom, a pyscopathic footman who is trying to kill all the host bodies, the mysterious Anna and a whome mlot of other twists thrown into the pot. It's time travel crossed with Groundhog Day crossed with Agatha Christie crossed with (your choice) and I found it completely compelling. I love very complex books with a myriad of turns and don't mind being hopelessly lost in places but I felt that it slightly lost its way near the end. I put it down thinkig it was one of the most dazzling books I've read in along time, but then I started to wonder if it isn't just a bit too dazzling and emperor's new clothesish. I'm still out on that one but I'd love to read this for a book group and find out what other people think.