Changeling

December 8, 2020
Changeling

Elusive online journalist Scott King investigatesanother cold case – the disappearance of a seven-year-old boy fromhis father's car on Christmas Eve – in an intensely dark, deeplychilling and searingly thought-provoking thriller, in anotherepisode of Six Stories.LONGLISTED for the Theakston Old PeculierCrime Novel of the YearSHORTLISTED for Best Thriller atthe Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards2019SHORTLISTED for BestIndependent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers'Awards 2019'Insidiously terrifying, with possibly the creepiest woodssince The Blair Witch Project ... a genuinechiller with a whammy of an ending' C JTudor'Frighteningly wonderful ... one of the best books I've read inyears' Khurrum Rahman'A creepy, chilling read that is ridiculously difficult to putdown' Luca VesteA missing childA family in denialSix witnessesSix storiesWhich one is true?On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanishedin the dark Wentshire Forest Pass, when his father, Sorrel, stoppedthe car to investigate a mysterious knocking sound. No trace of thechild, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden wasdeclared officially dead in 1995.Elusive online journalist, Scott King, whose 'Six Stories'podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates thedisappearance, interviewing six witnesses, including Sorrel and hisex-partner, to try to find out what really happened that fatefulnight. Journeying through the trees of the Wentshire Forest – aplace synonymous with strange sightings, and tales of hidden folkwho dwell there, he talks to a company that tried and failed tobuild a development in the forest, and a psychic who claims to knowwhat happened to the little boy...Intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thoughtprovoking, Changeling is an up-to-the-minute,startling thriller, taking you to places you will never, everforgetPraise for the Six Stories series'Matt Wesolowski brilliantly depicts a desperate and disturbedcorner of north-east England in which paranoia reigns and goodnessis thwarted ... an exceptional storyteller' AndrewMichael Hurley'Beautifully written, smart, compassionate – and scary as hell.Matt Wesolowski is one of the most exciting and original voices incrime fiction' Alex North'Endlessly inventive and with literary thrills a-plenty, MattWesolowski is boldly carving his own uniquely dark niche infiction' Benjamin Myers'Disturbing, compelling and atmospheric, it will terrifyand enthral you in equal measure' M WCraven'First-class plotting' SMagazine'A dazzling fictional mystery' ForewordReviews'Readers of Kathleen Barber's Are YouSleeping and fans of Ruth Ware will enjoy this slim butcompelling novel' Booklist'Bold, clever and genuinely chilling'DeidreO'Brien, Sunday Mirror'A genuine genre-bending debut' CarlaMcKay, Daily Mail'Impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish'Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue'The very epitome of amust-read' Heat'Wonderfully horrifying ... the suspensecrackles' James Oswald'Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever' FionaCummins'Haunting, horrifying, and heartrending. Fans of Arthur Machen,whose unsettling tale The White People provides anepigraph, will want to check this oneout' Publishers Weekly