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Six Stories
Six Stories

Six Stories

A Thriller

Six Stories Series

FICTION

280 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: June 2017

ISBN 9781910633625

Rights: US & CA

Orenda Books (Jun 2017)

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Overview

A chilling, unpredictable and startling thriller, Six Stories is also a classic murder mystery with a modern Serial-style twist

Elusive online journalist Scott King investigates the murder of a teenager at an outward bound centre, in the first episode of the critically acclaimed, international bestselling Six Stories series…  For fans of Serial   'Bold, clever and genuinely chilling with a terrific twist that provides an explosive final punch' Sunday Mirror   '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   'A genuine genre-bending debut' Daily Mail   'Wonderfully horrifying … the suspense crackles' James Oswald  One bodySix storiesWhich one is true?1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby.2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries' mysterious death. And who's to blame… As every interview unveils a new revelation, you'll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth.A chilling, unpredictable and startling thriller, Six Stories is also a classic murder mystery with a modern twist, and a devastating ending. 'Impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish' The Big Issue 'With a unique structure, an ingenious plot and so much suspense you can't put it down, this is the very epitome of a must-read' Heat Magazine 'A complex and subtle mystery, unfolding like dark origami to reveal the black heart inside' Michael Marshall Smith 'Original, inventive and brilliantly clever' Fiona Cummins 'Read Six Stories this weekend & wow! It's a relentless & original work of modern rural noir which beguiles & unnerves in equal measure. Matt Wesolowski is a major talent' Eva Dolan 'Wonderfully atmospheric. Matt Wesolowski is a skilled storyteller with a unique voice. Definitely one to watch' Mari Hannah   'The literary equivalent of dark metal – gritty, dark, often shocking, and always exciting. A masterful debut' Kati Hiekkapelto . 'Six Stories is chilling, beautiful, addictive, dark, haunting and utterly magical' Louise Beech   'A stunning piece of writing – chock full of atmosphere, human insight and beautiful writing. Take a note of this guy's name. He's going to be huge!' Michael J. Malone   'A remarkable debut from a fine new fictional voice … this compelling narrative pulls you in from the start and keeps you in its grip to the bitter twisted end. A great book!' Shelley Day   'For fans of thrills, chills and an up-to-date take on the darker side of society' J.S. Collyer   'Wesolowski is especially skilled at utilizing the setting to enhance a naturally suspenseful story … Six Stories offers a new style of mystery, one that encapsulates the twenty-first century, the Internet, and social media, even as its characters struggle to recall—or forget—a time before such things' Foreword Reviews

Reviews

"Wesolowski is especially skilled at utilizing the setting to enhance his naturally suspenseful story." —Foreword Reviews

"People are going to be talking about this one, mark my words." —Gare's Reads & Reviews

"[A] fascinating tale from a fresh, exciting new voice in British crime writing." —Mystery Scene

"[A] complex, clever literary thriller that at times left me feeling claustrophobic, and yet I could not stop reading." —Book Ramblings

Author Biography

Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He is an English tutor for young people in care. Matt started his writing career in horror, and his short horror fiction has been published in numerous UK- and US-based anthologies such as Midnight Movie Creature, Selfies from the End of the World, Cold Iron and many more. His novella, The Black Land, a horror story set on the Northumberland coast, was published in 2013. Matt was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival in 2015. His debut thriller, Six Stories, was a bestseller in the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia, and a WH Smith Fresh Talent pick, and TV rights were sold to a major Hollywood studio. A prequel, Hydra, was published in 2018 and became an international bestseller. Changeling, the third in the Six Stories series, will be published in 2019.