Being on tour for Beast, the author’s fourth book, I decided to buy the earlier three and read them in order. This is BOOK 1.
AN extremely different way of writing which soon caught me in thrall of the emerging truth of what happened the night when Tom Jeffries disappeared and then was found a year later.
Scott King had his podcast examinations where he would interview people to get to the truth. Tom Jeffries’ death at Scarclaw Fell was one such case. He decided to interview the friends over six weeks, and that got him the narration of things that happened in the days prior to disappearance and death. The judgment was left to the listeners.
My first book by author Matt Wesolowski, initially the different fonts and the style of writing confused me. I did the next best thing, I activated the text to speech of my phone and listened to the book. And it just flowed. I could visualize every word in my mind. And it was fabulous the way the interviews came together and told me the story.
The atmosphere became darker as I turned the pages, and my need to know increased with it. I was awed by the way the author peppered it with clues, along with the hint of the supernatural. Something horrifying seemed to have killed the boy. I loved how the story changed its flow with every interview. My viewpoint too coursed alongside. By the fourth interview, I was bursting with curiosity.
Bullying and autism were weaved sensitively into the story.
There is evil in this world. There is definitely evil in this world of ours.
The story was a slow burn with its suspense and mystery. Some parts I read through, some I listened to, both surrounded me with its intriguing aura. The desperation to know the truth ramped up my speed, while concentrating on every word. I didn’t even begin to piece together what could have happened. I wanted Scott King to tell it to me.
Overall, a fun read/listen with the morning tea.
I bought the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an Outward Bound center. 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 embarked on 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 rivaled 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. 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.
Publication Date: March 2017