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Six Stories Series


320 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9781912374571

Rights: US & CA

Orenda Books (Sep 2019)


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Third in the Six Stories series of chilling and unpredictable thrillers—six stories, which one is true? 

LONGLISTED for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the YearSHORTLISTED for Best Thriller at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards 2019SHORTLISTED for Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards 2019 Elusive online journalist Scott King investigates another cold case – the disappearance of seven-year-old Alfie – in an intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought-provoking thriller … for fans of Serial 'Insidiously terrifying, with possibly the creepiest woods since The Blair Witch Project … a genuine chiller with a whammy of an ending' C J Tudor 'Frighteningly wonderful … one of the best books I've read in years' Khurrum Rahman 'A creepy, chilling read that is ridiculously difficult to put down' Luca VesteA missing child A family in denial Six witnesses Six stories Which one is true? On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanished in the dark Wentshire Forest Pass, when his father, Sorrel, stopped the car to investigate a mysterious knocking sound. No trace of the child, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden was declared officially dead in 1995. Elusive online journalist, Scott King, whose 'Six Stories' podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the disappearance, interviewing six witnesses, including Sorrel and his ex-partner, to try to find out what really happened that fateful night. Journeying through the trees of the Wentshire Forest – a place synonymous with strange sightings, and tales of hidden folk who dwell there, he talks to a company that tried and failed to build a development in the forest, and a psychic who claims to know what happened to the little boy…Intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought provoking, Changeling is an up-to-the-minute, startling thriller, taking you to places you will never, ever forget. 'Wonderfully horrifying … the suspense crackles' James Oswald 'Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever' Fiona Cummins 'A complex and subtle mystery, unfolding like dark origami to reveal the black heart inside' Michael Marshall Smith 'First-class plotting' S Magazine 'A dazzling fictional mystery' Foreword Reviews   'Readers of Kathleen Barber's Are You Sleeping and fans of Ruth Ware will enjoy this slim but compelling novel' Booklist   'Haunting, horrifying, and heartrending. Fans of Arthur Machen, whose unsettling tale The White People provides an epigraph, will want to check this one out' Publishers Weekly 'For those who like the book they curl up with in their favourite slipper socks to generate a powerful sense of unease, and impel them to check all doors are locked and as many lights turned on as possible, Matt Wesolowski has just the formula to meet your self-scaring needs… ' Strong Words magazine 'A masterly piece of storytelling, very sinister, deliciously entertaining' New Books Magazine 'My heart battled with my head as I heard each podcast, I thought I had an inkling as to what was happening and will admit to a certain amount of smugness which was soon whipped out of me as the ending packed a real punch. Changeling continues a series which just keeps on getting better and better, it surprises, thrills and enthrals in equal measure' LoveReading   'One of the most imaginative and talented young writers out there' Bibliophile Book Club 'I found myself gripping the pages tightly as I read' Off-the-Shelf Books 'Ingenious' Espresso Coco 'A chilling read, a sinister story and the best Six Stories yet' The Tattooed Book Gee


"Matt Wesolowski is the next Stephen King." —Antti Tuomainen, author, The Man Who Died

"Just getting my breath back after reading the last few pages of this. Matt Wesolowski is one of most exciting new writers of the past few years. Never disappoints. This is a creepy, chilling read that is ridiculously difficult to put down. The ending is just incredible." —Luca Veste, author, The Bone Keeper  

"A dazzling fictional mystery." —Foreword Reviews

"First-class plotting." —S Magazine

"Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever." —Fiona Cummins, author, Rattle

"Wonderfully horrifying . . . the suspense crackles." —James Oswald, author, The Gathering Dark

"A complex and subtle mystery, unfolding like dark origami to reveal the black heart inside." —Michael Marshall Smith, author, The Intruders

"Wesolowski skillfully draws readers into a story of increasing depth and force." —Publishers Weekly on Hydra

Author Biography

Matt Wesolowski is the author of Six Stories, which had TV rights sold to a major Hollywood studio, and a prequel, Hydra.