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.
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Release Date: December 1, 2016
Genre: Crime. Mystery. Suspense.
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Six Stories is as original as they come. This book is told as if it were a podcast and conducts interviews with individuals who were close to a crime. Each "chapter" gives a new point of view on what could have happened to Tom Jeffries, a teenager who was found dead in Scarclaw Fell. In the beginning, I wasn't sure if I would like this book because I haven't read anything like it - ever. But the more in depth it became, and the closer I grew towards the individuals in this story, the more I started to really enjoy it. This book kind of reads like a true crime novel (if you're into that sort of book), but isn't as opened and shut in terms of the killer. Readers will actually begin putting the clues together themselves as they read this and come to their own conclusions on what may have happened to Tom. All and all, it's really cool! Now, as I mentioned it sort of readers like a true crime novel, but this is NOT what the book is. This is a work of FICTION (even though it FEELS like a real murder case). So don't worry if you aren't a true crime readers because that's not what the book is.
Anyway, I really enjoyed reading this one. As the interviews/story progressed I found myself becoming more enthralled in the case. I guess you could say that I became hooked on it. I simply did not want to put the book down. I think many readers will agree with me here.
With that, I'll give you a short run down of the book so you will know what to expect. Six Stories is told in a podcast which is then transcribed into words for this novel. Is it a real podcast? I don't think so. But if it were I would become an instant listener. Seth King, the narrator of the story, interviews 6 people (hence the name, Six Stories) who were somehow close to the case of Tom Jeffries. One is a father of a teenager who was within the click of friends, the others were actual friends and acquaintances of him. Each one shares their views of Tom, what he was like, and their opinions of what could have happened to him. The point of it all was not so much to open up old wounds for the people involved, but to find clarity and closure into what could have happened. At the end of the novel, readers will find out what actually happened. Some may be able to take the clues from the book to come to their own conclusions of what happened (kind of like myself), but if you don't, it is eventually told.
If you are a hard core mystery lover- this is the PERFECT novel for you. If you aren't and are just looking for something original, then I would recommend it to you. I think many will really enjoy it.
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