Mini Review: Hydra by Matt Wesolowski

A family massacre

A deluded murderess

Five witnesses

Six Stories

Which one is true?

After reading Six Stories I had really high expectations going into Hydra and I wasn’t disappointed. I loved Six Stories so much and I didn’t think it would be possible to live up to it but Wow!

“One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the north-west of England, 26-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, father and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the “Macleod Massacre.” Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to no one but Scott King, an investigative journalist, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation.

King finds himself immersed in an increasingly complex case, interviewing five witnesses and Arla herself, as he questions whether Arla’s responsibility for the massacre was a diminished as her legal team made out. As he unpicks the stories, he finds himself thrust into a world of deadly forbidden “games,” online trolls, and the mysterious Black-eyed Children, whose presence extends far beyond the delusions of a murderess..”

Hydra was addictive, reading this Books is like watching a true crime documentary and I actually had to go and google the massacre to make sure it hadn’t really happened, the way the story is told makes it seem so real. Again I loved that it is done in the form of a podcast, it shouldn’t work but it does and it just makes you want more!

The sinister side to this story was excellent too and when you find out the reason why it all came about it’s like oh crap!! I didn’t wasn’t this to end, I will be haunted by black-eyed kids in my dreams but I’ve already preordered the next book!!

Highly highly recommended read, I loved it!

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