Book Review – Beast by Matt Wesolowski @ConcreteKraken @OrendaBooks @annecater #BookReview #BlogTour #thriller

Many thanks to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for my spot on this Blog Tour.

WHAT THE FREAK!! This was bloody brilliant, if I may say so. Matt Wesolowski is one mad-hatter with a concept so far out that I was blown out of my F mind. I started with this book before I went back to read book 1.

A girl frozen to death and three accused with 6 witnesses and a journalist with his own crime podcast were all in this book along with the old folk tale of a vampire. 6 stories from the witnesses, and I was capitulated into a different world so far away from my reality. The story built up by the witnesses held me in their claws…errr…would you say fangs, I couldn’t move a centimeter. I was almost catatonic in the aura of the book. You had to read it to experience the tale.

My first book by this author, I bought the first 3 books, which I hoped to read before my tour date as the story and its conceptualization shook me apart then brought me back. The whole book gave me an eerie feel like I was being observed. Not many authors can bring out the creepy aura well, I had to admit, at the end of the book, that the author did creepazoid well. I never knew Alexa and I would enjoy this style of writing. Ah well, I did ask her while she was reading it out…

The story coursed the imaginary boundary between real and supernatural well, I was left in a swirling maze from where I knew not whom to believe in. A truly compelling read, giving the other side of social media and its fake world, the writing captivated me and brought out a weird craving that I need more of this author’s books.

Matt’s books would be best appreciated in the audiobook format, so I went ahead and bought the audiobooks 2 and 3. Sheesh, am I obsessed or what?

Do I need to say anything more?

I received a free ARC from Anne and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

Elusive online journalist Scott King examines the chilling case of a young vlogger found frozen to death in the legendary local ‘vampire tower’, in another explosive episode of Six Stories…

In the wake of the ‘Beast from the East’ cold snap that ravaged the UK in 2018, a grisly discovery was made in a ruin on the Northumbrian coast. Twenty-four-year-old vlogger, Elizabeth Barton, had been barricaded inside what locals refer to as ‘The Vampire Tower’, where she was later found frozen to death.

Three young men, part of an alleged ‘cult’, were convicted of this terrible crime, which they described as a ‘prank gone wrong’. However, in the small town of Ergarth, questions have been raised about the nature of Elizabeth Barton’s death and whether the three convicted youths were even responsible.

Elusive online journalist Scott King speaks to six witnesses – people who knew both the victim and the three killers – to peer beneath the surface of the case. He uncovers whispers of a shocking online craze that held the young of Ergarth in its thrall and drove them to escalate a series of pranks in the name of internet fame. He hears of an abattoir on the edge of town, which held more than simple slaughter behind its walls, the tragic and chilling legend of the ‘Ergarth Vampire’…

Both a compulsive, taut and terrifying thriller, and a bleak and distressing look at modern society’s desperation for attention, Beast will unveil a darkness from which you may never return…

Publication Date: January 2020

Author: Shalini

My first love has always been BOOKS. My favourite gadgets are my phone, kindle, and lately, my laptop. I write reviews from my heart, hoping that each word strikes a chord in a reader. Books are more than my passion. Who am I? I am a #bookblogger, #reviewer, #betareader #editor #ghostwriter #bookpublicist #bookstagrammer #blogtourorganizer. Soon to be an #influencer

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      1. I am not well, so with fever and my brain being slow, I wanted to write other points, but they kept slipping away. Being on bed rest and on antibiotics and other meds, I have no idea what those points were

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