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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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
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
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 ...more
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Scott King, a podcaster who investigates cold cases, is sent a letter asking for him to take a look into th ...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
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
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
I absolutely love this series so far. Its outstanding. Unique. Different. I do however still need to read the first book where it all started. Changelin ...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
Changeling was bold, unrelenting and without a doubt my SCARIEST READ EVER. The novel is only 173 pages long but that was more than enough to really rattle me.
I seriously love novels with stories drenched in legend and folklore and Changeling made optimal use of ...more
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This is an early review I know but put this on your lists to be read NOW. It’s one of my best books of the year. Oh sweet all that is good in the bookshop – this is a brilliant read from start to finish. And what a finish! Totally taken aback. Didn’t see that coming at all!
The Six Stories is one of the best series I’ve read in a long time and this is my favourite yet. I read it in daylight hours just to be on the safe side. Just as well – this book is creepy and th ...more
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve already read the reviews of the two previous books of this series, Six Stories, all of them are a great read. But this one is my favourite: hunting, real and twisted, any book lover’s dream book!
The Six Stories series is a book told like a podcast, every time I read one of the books I can listen to the voice of Scott King on ...more
The big twist was one I was waiting for with baited breath throughout the final quarter of the book. It was delivered well, and now, of course, ...more
Once again, I had the twist figured out, but I didn't even care because it was a really excellent direction to take the plot.
If you've not gotten into this series, please, please do. They're so good. A knockout audiobook for the third time in a row as well.
I've enjoyed this series immensely and hope there's more to come. Though, if there isn't, this was a hell of a way to cap it off.
I read the author’s previous book, Hydra and loved it so was eagerly awaiting the release of this one, the next in the Six Stories series!
I read the book over the Christmas period having held back for as long as possible as I wanted to make it a treat for me as I knew as soon as I started reading the story I would devour it in one sitting!
I started the book late one night (possibly not the best time for reading a book like this) and finished it the follo ...more
Changeling is the third in Matt Wesolowski’s series of ‘Six Stories’ where Scott King, a psychologist runs a true crime podcast – the mysteries are presented in the form of episodes, 6 of them told from 6 different point of views, thereby unleashing the horrors of the crime to his listeners. This is the first book for me from the series and the format, and style of storytelling was totally new to me and I was completely attracted to it right from page 1. ...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 Sto ...more