#BlogTour #SixStories by Matt Wesolowski @ConcreteKraken (March 2017, @orendabooks)


I would of course, as every #BlogTour like to thank the team at Orenda Books for gifting me an early copy of SIX STORIES. I am forever grateful and and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

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 took 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.

So, you want to know what I think?

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WOW. Wow. wow. wooooooow. Not sure how many different ways I can write WOW?! SIX STORIES completely blew me away and in the best possible way. SIX STORIES is a game changer. THIS is the future of crime fiction.

I read the blurb for this book and was instantly intrigued as to how the story would be set out and how it would read. I also had the pleasure of listening to an extract when the Orenda Roadshow rolled into Leeds on 1st March.

Eventually, when I sat down with this book, I was HOOKED! It really is refreshing to be caught off guard and surprised with a book. I thought I had most crime fiction novels sussed out by now – but SIX STORIES kept me guessing throughout, whilst being pulled into the mystery of what really happened to Tom Jeffries.

I cannot wait to download this on Audible and listen to each of the characters come to life. SIX STORIES is the first feature length novel to include SEVENTEEN separate narrators! Orenda Books have once again proved what a great eye for writing they have. They took a chance on SIX STORIES, and that chance is completely paying off in my eyes!

I can only echo other bloggers when I say I am keen as punch to see what Wesolowski releases next. There is always a high expectation to release something as compelling as the debut (I really do feel for Paula Hawkins!) and I have a suspicion that I don’t need to worry with Wesolowski.


Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He is an English tutor and leads Cuckoo Young Writers creative writing workshops for young people in association with New Writing North.
Matt started his writing career in horror and his short horror fiction has been published in Ethereal Tales magazine, Midnight Movie Creature Feature anthology, 22 More Quick Shivers anthology and many more.
His debut novella The Black Land, a horror set on the Northumberland coast, was published in 2013 and a new novella set in the forests of Sweden will be available shortly.
Matt was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival in 2015. He is currently working on his second crime novel Ashes, which involves black metal and Icelandic sorcery.


SIX STORIES is out now and can be purchased at the following outlets;

Amazon (UK); http://amzn.to/2o6FzTf

Waterstones; http://bit.ly/2nkDEur

Or if you fancy a truly wonderful audio experience – try the audio book that has SEVENTEEN separate narrators; http://adbl.co/2o6FcrM


Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this Blog Tour. See below for further details and be sure to follow all of the action across Twitter!


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