LONGLISTED for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year
SHORTLISTED for Best Thriller at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards 2019
SHORTLISTED for Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers' Awards 2019
Elusive online journalist Scott King investigates another cold case - the disappearance of seven-year-old Alfie - in an intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought-provoking thriller ... for fans of Serial
'Insidiously terrifying, with possibly the creepiest woods since The Blair Witch Project ... a genuine chiller with a whammy of an ending' C J Tudor
'Frighteningly wonderful ... one of the best books I've read in years' Khurrum Rahman
'A creepy, chilling read that is ridiculously difficult to put down' Luca Veste
A missing child
A family in denial
Which one is true?
On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanished in the dark Wentshire Forest Pass, when his father, Sorrel, stopped the car to investigate a mysterious knocking sound. No trace of the child, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden was declared officially dead in 1995.
Elusive online journalist, Scott King, whose 'Six Stories' podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the disappearance, interviewing six witnesses, including Sorrel and his ex-partner, to try to find out what really happened that fateful night. Journeying through the trees of the Wentshire Forest - a place synonymous with strange sightings, and tales of hidden folk who dwell there, he talks to a company that tried and failed to build a development in the forest, and a psychic who claims to know what happened to the little boy...
Intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought provoking, Changeling is an up-to-the-minute, startling thriller, taking you to places you will never, ever forget.
'Wonderfully horrifying ... the suspense crackles' James Oswald
'Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever' Fiona Cummins
'A complex and subtle mystery, unfolding like dark origami to reveal the black heart inside' Michael Marshall Smith
'First-class plotting' S Magazine
'A dazzling fictional mystery' Foreword Reviews
'Readers of Kathleen Barber's Are You Sleeping and fans of Ruth Ware will enjoy this slim but compelling novel' Booklist
'Haunting, horrifying, and heartrending. Fans of Arthur Machen, whose unsettling tale The White People provides an epigraph, will want to check this one out' Publishers Weekly
'For those who like the book they curl up with in their favourite slipper socks to generate a powerful sense of unease, and impel them to check all doors are locked and as many lights turned on as possible, Matt Wesolowski has just the formula to meet your self-scaring needs... ' Strong Words magazine
'A masterly piece of storytelling, very sinister, deliciously entertaining' New Books Magazine
'The ending packed a real punch. Changeling continues a series which just keeps on getting better and better, it surprises, thrills and enthrals in equal measure' LoveReading
'I found myself gripping the pages tightly as I read' Off-the-Shelf Books
'Ingenious' Espresso Coco
'A chilling read, a sinister story and the best Six Stories yet' The Tattooed Book Geek
Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He is an English tutor for young people in care. Matt started his writing career in horror, and his short horror fiction has been published in numerous UK- an US-based anthologies such as Midnight Movie Creature, Selfies from the End of the World, Cold Iron and many more. His novella, The Black Land, a horror story set on the Northumberland coast, was published in 2013. Matt was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival in 2015. His debut thriller, Six Stories, was a bestseller in the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia, and a WH Smith Fresh Talent pick, and TV rights were sold to a major Hollywood studio. A prequel, Hydra, was published in 2018 and became an international bestseller. Changeling, the third in the Six Stories series, will be published in 2019.