On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanished in the Wentshire Forest Pass, when a burst tyre forced his father, Sorrel, to stop the car. Leaving the car to summon the emergency services, Sorrel returned to find his son gone. No trace of the child, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden was declared officially dead in 1995.
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Sorrel Marsden and his 7 year old son Alfie are driving home when an engine noise forces them to pull over. While Sorrel is checking the engine it appears little Alfie disappears into Wentshire Forest Pass. He has never been seen again and is declared officially deceased in 1995.
Scott King is back with his pod cast to interview 6 different people that knew Sorrel and Alfie personally. With their help he hopes to solve the puzzle of Alfie's disappearance.
Wentshire Forest is a ...more
If you’re not familiar with the Six Stories series (OMG WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!), it’s centred around a true crime podcast in which Scott King investigates cold cases. This time around, the focus is on seven ...more
If ever a quote summed up the experience of reading Matt Wesolowski’s books, this chiller from Changeling is perfect.
I had been dying to read Changeling ever since I saw the beautiful cover on Twitter a few months back, and let’s face it, being a superfan means I have literally NO PATIENCE when it comes to waiting for these things. So huge thanks to both ...more
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Sometimes with a book you just know within the first few pages that you are in for an exceptional read and Changeling is one such book. In short, I fucking loved this book and I fucking love this series! The Six Stories series deserves to be read, Changeling deserves to be a hit and Wesolowski deserves to be a huge name.
The first Six Stories was a fantastic debut and a deliciously dark tale. ...more
Finished reading: November 8th 2019
"It's like an urban myth, a legend that has refused to die; this case has resurfaced again and again in my life. This case has an inexorable pull. Whether I like it or not."
I know I'm late when it comes to the Six Stories party, having only discovered the series this year, but I've become a fast and irrevocable fan. While my first experience with this series was already brilliant, the second book blew me away completely and I wasn't sur ...more
The disappearance of a young child acts as a very common premise in current mystery or crime fiction. However, this book takes a much diffe ...more
Changeling is the third book in the Six Stories series, and it's a fantastic companion to Six Stories & Hydra. These books can be read as standalones, but they're so damn good & you should read all of them.
These books are labeled as thrillers, but I see them as both horror and thriller since they have such a sense of creeping dread & there's usually a paranormal aspect. It's so easy to get invested in these stories, and they'r ...more
Scott King, a podcaster who investigates cold cases, is sent a letter asking for him to take a look into th ...more
It worked so well on audio as always because it is told in the style of a true crime podcast.
I found it really atmospheric and spooky... and the story is superb!
I don't think you necessarily need to have read the other two books as each mystery is different, but I enjoyed this more knowing more about the host Scott King and the style of the previous stories...it does take a bit of getting used to, especially if you're not used to podcasts like me.
You see, the self-contained story within this one was interesting. It was predictable, yes, but I enjoyed watching the way the details came together. It was easy to get through, and a different way of tellin ...more
I’ve been trying to figur ...more
Scott King is the host of the Six Stories podcast. He receives a letter from a listener one day asking him to cover a 30 year old case of a missing child. He's reluctant to do it, but he's intrigued and ultimately agrees. The Six Stories podcast looks at a case from 6 different points of view with King interviewing people associated with the case. Each installment of the podcast gives a new perspec ...more
Fans of crime fiction, true crime, Serial and Lore style podcasts - this series is for you. I feel it gets stronger with each book.
In regular: YOU!
I have a big problem.
I am at a loss for words to review Changeling.
Well, it is easy. Matt Wesolowski’s work is art, and I am not sure I can do it justice.
But you’ve reviewed his two previous books in the series!
I know. And each book is as powerful and chilling as the previous one. That’s the problem.
Let's start at the beginning. What did you think of writing?
I am addicted to Scott King’s podcasts. I love the format, I love how it makes me feel I’m climbi
Online journalist and Six Stories podcast host, Scott King, has received a mysterious letter ...more
It is all the buzzwords you can think of amazeballs, fantastic, epic, twisty, spooky, creepy and did I say AMAZING!!!
With the disappearing of little Alfie Marsden occurring in 1988, no one knows what happened that day ...more
This is the third in the Six Stories series by Matt Wesolowski. Having read the previous two books in this series, I was looking forward to reading this one as I had enjoyed them both. It didn't let me down either, this was every bit as good as the previous two books.
I gave this a 4 stars or 8/10. Like the previous two books in the series this was well written and Matt Wesolowski has an unusual style of writing that draws you in.
Told as a series of podcasts Scott King has a unique way of interv ...more
I struggle to describe how this novel made me feel. And how it was responsible for lost sleep. In my wisdom, I decided to start this book late one night. With its level of eeriness, unexplained events, sounds and threats from, bizarrely, a for ...more
Short version of my review:
Oh. My. God. What did I just read? MATT! 😳😱🙊😕 I have a MAJOR book hangover. Changeling is fab. Read it.
Long version of my review:
I’m not shy about how much I love Matt Wesolowski’s writing, Six Stories and Hydra are both great reads and Changeling, the third book in the Six Stories series is no different. If you’re unfamiliar with the Six Stories series then a brief recap: they are books written in a podcast style and examine a cri ...more
Wesolowski started his writing career in horror and was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at 'Bloody Scotland'; Crime Writing Festival 2015. His subsequent debut crime novel 'Six Stories' was published by Orenda Books in the spring of 2016 with follow-up ‘Hydra’ published in the ...more