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Hydra (Six Stories) Paperback – 15 Jan 2018

4.6 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
Book 2 of 2 in the Six Stories Series

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orenda (15 Jan. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910633976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910633977
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Wesolowski does a fantastic job of rendering these chapters to seem like you really are listening to a true crime podcast. Each character's voice is so palpably unique that it's hard to believe you are not just reading a transcript. His mastery of atmosphere also extends into the supernatural elements of the novel. While mysterious black-eyed children are a frequently used horror trope, Wesolowski weaves these creepy tales together so masterfully that you want to abandon all rationality and actually believe that the occult occurances are the reason behind this entire story, despite your brain telling you it can't possibly be true. It's also creepy enough that it will affect you, even if you read a lot of horror! " -- The Crime Review

"Four years after an infamous massacre journalist Scott King begins a podcast to unpick the story. With five witnesses and six stories, will he be able to discover the truth?" -- Sunday Express Magazine

"Wesolowski's debut, Six Stories, had the ingenious idea of using a true-crime podcaster as its sleuth. This sequel sees the return of Scott King, here investigating why a young woman bludgeoned three members of her family to death. Thanks to Wesolowski's mixture of supernatural elements and first-class plotting, this is one of the most addictive of new crime novels." -- S Magazine

"Skillfully draws readers into a story of increasing depth and force." --Publisher's Weekly

"Matt Wesolowski is the next Stephen King... " -- Antti Tuomainen

"A complex and subtle mystery, unfolding like dark origami to reveal the black heart inside" -- Michael Marshall Smith

"Wesolowski evokes the ominous landscape and eerie atmosphere of the area with sharp, direct prose... There is more than a whiff of modern horror here, and The Blair Witch Project feels like a touchstone ... impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish." -- Doug Johnstone, Big Issue

"Bold, clever and genuinely chilling with a terrific twist that provides an explosive final punch." -- Deidre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror

"A genuine genre-bending debut." -- Carla McKay, Daily Mail

"A new style of mystery, one that encapsulates the twenty-first century, the Internet, and social media... a dazzling fictional mystery." -- Foreword Reviews

"A slim volume rich in nuances and filled with deep passion for folklore and myths. In this spooky and eerie debut Matt Wesolowski introduces a very interesting contemporary concept of narrative structure which keeps the readers on their toes." -- Crime Review

"This is one of the best novels I've read this year, perhaps in memory." -- Nudge Books

"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

"Wonderfully horrifying... the suspense crackles." -- James Oswald

"Wonderfully atmospheric. Matt Wesolowski is a skilled storyteller with a unique voice. Definitely one to watch." -- Mari Hannah

"Dark, mysterious and definitely not without elements of horror, I was more than a little unsettled while I read it. A genre-bending book, with some hauntingly threatening prose ... I could not put it down. Highly recommended! " -- Bibliophile Book Club

"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

"Sharp as a butcher's knife, cutting straight through to the nerve of its reader. A read-in-one-sitting experience that will surely inspire many authors to explore new methods of narration." -- Bleach House Library

"Original, inventive and brilliantly clever." --Fiona Cummins

About the Author

Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. 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. Matt was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival in 2015. His debut thriller Six Stories was an Amazon bestseller in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia.



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