A man wakes up in a forest. He has no idea who he is or where he is. There’s only one thing on his mind, a name. “Anna”. Seconds later he’s chasing another man who’s chasing a woman. She’s screaming, a shot is fired, then nothing. Silence. It’s the start of a day that will become increasingly insane, the more it is repeated because yes, you’re now stuck in the loop that is Blackheath. But don’t worry, you’ll enjoy your stay.
I want to tell you all about this book but I’m not going to because I want you to discover it for yourself. I went in knowing almost nothing. There was a murder and a time-loop. That was all the information I had and it worked perfectly for me because I could figure everything out as I went along with the main-character.
There are so many little details, conversations, characters, questions and answers. You won’t figure it all out by yourself and that’s okay. I didn’t either. I solved some of the mysteries before they were explained but Blackheath is a bottomless pit of betrayal. It’s impossible to see it all coming.
And even if you’re a master at solving puzzles, this is not a fair game. You’ll figure that out soon enough. The odds are stacked against you. Maybe you’re not supposed to solve the mystery. Maybe you’re stuck here forever.
Needless to say, I loved this book. If you’re looking for something to drown yourself in, this is the one you want to pick up. It’s funny and sad, brutal and beautiful and I wish I could read it again for the first time, to discover it all over again.