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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 18/02/2021
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Online investigative journalist Scott King investigates the death of a pop megastar, the subject of multiple accusations of sexual abuse and murder before his untimely demise in a fire ... another episode of the startlingly original, award-winning Six Stories series.

'A captivating, genre-defying book with hypnotic storytelling' Rosamund Lupton

'A chilling, wholly original and quite brilliant story. Deity is utterly compelling, and Matt Wesolowski is a wonderful writer' Chris Whitaker

'Matt Wesolowski taking the crime novel to places it's never been before. Filled with dread, in the best possible way' Joseph Knox

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A shamed pop star
A devastating fire
Six witnesses
Six stories
Which one is true?


When pop megastar Zach Crystal dies in a fire at his remote mansion, his mysterious demise rips open the bitter divide between those who adored his music and his endless charity work, and those who viewed him as a despicable predator, who manipulated and abused young and vulnerable girls.

Online journalist, Scott King, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the accusations of sexual abuse and murder that were levelled at Crystal before he died. But as Scott begins to ask questions and rake over old graves, some startling inconsistencies emerge: Was the fire at Crystal's remote home really an accident? Are reports of a haunting really true? Why was he never officially charged?

Dark, chillingly topical and deeply thought-provoking, Deity is both an explosive thriller and a startling look at how heroes can fall from grace and why we turn a blind eye to even the most heinous of crimes...

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Praise for the Six Stories series

'A gripping exposure of the underbelly of celebrity and obsessive fandom with lashings of supernatural horror - Daisy Jones and the Six gone to the dark side. I couldn't put it down' Harriet Tyce

'Matt Wesolowski is boldly carving his own uniquely dark niche in fiction' Benjamin Myers

'Dark, twisty and incredibly clever ... an author to watch!' C L Taylor

'A dark, twisting rabbit hole of a novel. You won't be able to put it down' Francine Toon

'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

'An exceptional storyteller' Andrew Michael Hurley

'Beautifully written, smart, compassionate - and scary as hell. Matt Wesolowski is one of the most exciting and original voices in crime fiction' Alex North

'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

'Disturbing, compelling and atmospheric, it will terrify and enthral you in equal measure' M W Craven

'Bold, clever and genuinely chilling with a terrific' Sunday Mirror

'A genuine genre-bending debut' Daily Mail

'Impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish' Big Issue

'The very epitome of a must-read' Heat

'Wonderfully horrifying ... the suspense crackles' James Oswald

'Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever' Fiona Cummins

'Haunting, horrifying, and heartrending. Fans of Arthur Machen will want to check this one out' Publishers Weekly

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781913193485
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'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;'Matt Wesolowski brilliantly depicts a desperate and disturbed corner of north-east England in which paranoia reigns and goodness is thwarted ... an exceptional storyteller' Andrew Michael Hurley;'Beautifully written, smart, compassionate - and scary as hell. Matt Wesolowski is one of the most exciting and original voices in crime fiction' Alex North;'Insidiously terrifying, with possibly the creepiest woods since The Blair Witch Project ... a genuine chiller with a whammy of an ending' C J Tudor;'Endlessly inventive and with literary thrills a-plenty, Matt Wesolowski is boldly carving his own uniquely dark niche in fiction' Benjamin Myers;'Frighteningly wonderful ... one of the best books I've read in years' Khurrum Rahman;'Disturbing, compelling and atmospheric, it will terrify and enthral you in equal measure' M W Craven;'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;'Impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish' Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue;'The very epitome of a must-read' Heat;'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;'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;'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

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Nicole @hemelwstones

“A Haunted Woodland & Allegations. Scott King Investigates.”

These episodes of Six Stories are bookish catnip to me. Can't stop once I start.

This is the 5th book where Scott King will interview 6 people behind a case that is not quite cold.
A fire at a remote mansion... More

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Blue Book Balloon

“Powerfully told story”

The publisher sent me a copy of Deity for potential review.

It was about time I caught up with the Six Stories world. These books feature podcastist Scott King's take on a recent mystery, presented not from all... More

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“Very Cleverly Done!”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy.
Whilst this is the 5th in the series, you don't have to read in order if you find you've jumped in mid series...
This book is very cleverly done and... More

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