Six Stories

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One body. Six stories. Which 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.

 

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One body. Six stories. Which 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

`Bold, clever and genuinely chilling with a terrific twist that provides an explosive final punch’ Sunday Mirror

`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 genuine genre-bending debut’ Daily Mail

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781910633625

Author

Wesolowski, Matt

Publisher

Orenda

3 reviews for Six Stories

  1. Leah BH

    I loved this, it’s an unusual format I hadn’t seen before but works so well for cold case types of crime. Perfect for anyone who enjoys Netflix documentaries like Don’t F With Cats with a side serving of weird paranormal conspiracy.

  2. Miriam Smith

    Ingenious, inventive, gripping, unique, all and more of these words could be used to describe this wonderfully suspenseful book. “Six Stories” by Matt Wesolowski was an utter pleasure to read that I thoroughly enjoyed.
    It was such a refreshing change to read a story that’s told in a stunningly original and modern way using up to date media such as podcasts. It’s amazing how quickly you are hooked into the fabulous narrative as soon as you start reading, it really is an attention grabbing plot.
    The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an Outward Bound centre at Scarclaw Fell in 1997 and judged a misadventure – but not everyone is convinced. The truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of a group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip. Ten years later elusive investigative journalist Scott King with his concealed identity and podcast examinations of complicated unsolved cases ‘digging up the dead’ makes him a cult internet figure. In a series of six podcast/interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. As every interview unveils a new revelation, will what happened surrounding Jeffries’ death be revealed and who is actually telling the truth?
    Living in North East England myself I found the Northumberland setting to the story very captivating and the author (who is also from the North East) is fantastic in describing Scarclaw Fell in such atmospheric detail you’d think you were standing amongst the trees, ferns, wildlife and woodland paths yourself. The characters are just brilliant and I loved how the story was told through each of the teenagers involved now they are adults. After hearing one recollection you just had to read the next, forming your own opinion and view on the tragedy that happened.
    I can see why “Six Stories” has so many glowing reviews, it truly is THAT good, guaranteeing to get under your skin. I also imagine the audible version will be fabulous too, its ready made for it. I also believe that YA readers would love this too with the angst teenager angle and without a doubt crime and mystery readers will devour this original and unique read.
    Packing a punch, gripping and compelling with tremendous story telling I can’t recommend it enough and can’t wait to read the latest instalment from Matt Wesolowski “Hydra” which looks equally exciting.
    5 stars

  3. Tracey Harriman

    THE BLURB

    1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced.

    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.

    Six Stories is the first of a series of books by Matt Wesolowski. Book 5, Deity, has just been published. I read this book in just a few hours and immediately ordered the other 4 of the series. I was hooked from the start.

    Everything about this book works. Wesolowski’s descriptive writing make the scenes easy to visualise and the story feel incredibly atmospheric. The smells and sounds are so easy to imagine that by closing your eyes you can almost put yourself there.

    The characters are very real. Each with their own quirks, flaws and individualities. There is nothing implausible about them, the teenagers could easily have been lifted from any high school, and this is what makes the story so completely believable.

    The writing style, in the form of interviews for a podcast, is clever, punchy and current. Wesolowski does dialogue with as much expertise as Cadburys does chocolate.

    I am a sucker for a good crime story, it’s hard to find one I don’t enjoy, but it’s rare to come across something that feels a unique and relevant as this.

    I very much look forward to the rest of the series.

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