On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanished in the Wentshire Forest Pass, when a burst tyre forced his father, Sorrel, to stop the car. Leaving the car to summon the emergency services, Sorrel returned to find his son gone. No trace of the child, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden was declared officially dead in 1995.
Elusive online journalist, Scott King, whose ‘Six Stories’ podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the disappearance, interviewing six witnesses, including Sorrel, his son and his ex-partner, to try to find out what really happened that fateful night. He takes a journey through the trees of the Wentshire Forest – a place synonymous with strange sightings, and tales of hidden folk who dwell there. He talks to a company that tried and failed to build a development in the forest, and a psychic who claims to know where Alfie is…
Intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought provoking, Changeling is an up-to-the-minute, startling thriller, taking you to places you will never, ever forget.
I read the author’s previous book, Hydra and loved it so was eagerly awaiting the release of this one, the next in the Six Stories series!
I read the book over the Christmas period having held back for as long as possible as I wanted to make it a treat for me as I knew as soon as I started reading the story I would devour it in one sitting!
I started the book late one night (possibly not the best time for reading a book like this) and finished it the following day – and loved every page. It is well written, the plot completely draws you in and you are hooked, or I was, right from the outset.
I loved the characters and how they developed as the story progressed and more was revealed. It is another brilliant story from this author and CANNOT wait to see what he releases next – no hesitation in giving this 5 stars – very highly recommended – superb!!