Emotionally charged, twisty and deliciously dark – just what you expect from this series!
I was kindly gifted this book to take part in the blog tour hosted by Random Things Tours.
Demon by Matt Wesolowski
Paperback published 20th January
Out Now on eBook
In 1995, the picture-perfect village of Ussalthwaite was the site of one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, in a case that shocked the world.
Twelve-year-old Sidney Parsons was savagely murdered by two boys his own age. No reason was ever given for this terrible crime, and the ‘Demonic Duo’ who killed him were imprisoned until their release in 2002, when they were given new identities and lifetime anonymity.
Elusive online journalist Scott King investigates the lead-up and aftermath of the killing, uncovering dark stories of demonic possession, and encountering a village torn apart by this unspeakable act.
And, as episodes of his Six Stories podcast begin to air, and King himself becomes a target of media scrutiny and the public’s ire, it becomes clear that whatever drove those two boys to kill is still there, lurking, and the campaign of horror has just begun…
There are no words….ok maybe a few!
This is the sixth book in the Six Stories series and whether this will be the last installment, I don’t know, but my plea to Matt Wesolowski is that I truly hope there are more to come as I cannot get enough!
On its own it was incredible, a story about child killers who are eventually released and given lifelong anonymity, which was eerily similar to the real life case of James Bulger.
As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews for this series, there is always a paranormal / supernatural theme to them and this was no different. Here it takes a look at whether these boys were possessed by something evil and once again we hear from six people who each have their own theory or ‘ghost story’ to tell.
Scott King’s character, even though he’s just the podcast host, is an integral part to each of these stories and I love how intricately woven his story and all those he’s investigated come together. As I’ve said before, these ‘podcasts’ are not set out to answer or solve the case, but with this one I found the ending to have more of a closure. But as always I was still left with more questions than answers and even a little emotionally drained.
I know I keep saying it, but it’s true, this is one of my favourite series of all time and I can only hope that this isn’t the last and we get to discover more cases with the fabulous Scott King in the near future, but for now, if you haven’t yet read this series then seriously what are you waiting for?!