A shamed pop star
A devastating fire
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 rakes over old graves, some startling inconsistencies emerge: Was the fire at Crystal’s remote home really an accident? Whose remains – still unidentified – were found in the ashes? Why was he never officially charged?
Happiest of eBook publication days to the Prince of Darkness and originality Matt Wesolowski for this incredibly intoxicating installment of the Six Stories series! It feels like forever ago since Beast but this book was worth the wait. My thanks goes to Karen who generously sent me a proof copy of Deity, I am always so grateful for the opportunity to read Orenda’s unforgettable books early.
Today is eBook publication day, you can grab an electronic copy here, or maybe you’d like to wait it out and treat yourself to a paperback copy come February!
a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion).
“a deity of ancient Greece”
divine status, quality, or nature.
“a ruler driven by delusions of deity”
the creator and supreme being (in a monotheistic religion such as Christianity).
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I have read and loved every single installment in the Six Stories series, with every dark slice I can’t see myself living the next one more. Well, Matt has done it again, completely blown it out of the water, raised the bar and left me breathless. From the start of Deity you’re already wrapped up in what feels like this corrupt, greedy world, one that is harrowingly authentic to real life which will both shake you and have you intoxicated by the stunning way in which Matt writes from various perspectives. I started this clenching read on a Sunday night and stormed through the first 40% like my life depended on it, I greedily lapped up the written podcast chapters as well as the inserts of media from a Zach Crystal TV interview. I always think it is so clever how Matt creates this multi-episode type read which replaces chapters, with each sub-installment we are introduced to another individual close to rockstar Zach Crystal and with each perspective another piece of the puzzle is slotted in place. I love Scott King, the way that he stays impartial and asks the right questions that begin to unravel not only the occurring events in Zach’s history prior to his death but also creates a character profile for the reader with snippets of news and interviews.
I adore Matt’s ability to entwine relevant snippets of relevant issues which have recently been spotlighted by the media, as well as tiptoeing around the #MeToo movement and the reach of power, money and cult-like fandom that follows him like a swam, especially when it comes to shocking cover ups and conspiracy we have seen occurring. Zach Crystal’s person is put under the microscope as his life is pulled apart by those who have crossed his path.
I highly, HIGHLY recommend you grab a copy of Deity at the soonest possible time. A relevant horror, mystery and a laddle of darkness incorporated into a 240-odd original novel. Matt’s work has been described as genre-defying and unique, I absolutely agree. He creates an unbelievable backdrop, knitting in tiny elements of detail that would be so easy to overlook, there’s drama and shock. Overall, Deity is a wowzer of an intricate installment of the series that left me gasping for air and had my heart beating out of my chest. Matt’s books always surprises me, captivates me and shakes my nerves, every. Single. Time. If this book doesn’t win many awards next year I will be gobsmacked!
Thanks again Karen for the proof and opportunity to early read Deity, it’s flown straight into my top reads of the year list. To Matt, bravo, you are an incredible author, please never stop!
Until next time,