4.5⭐️’s from me!
Goodreads Synopsis: “The novel is constructed as a series of podcasts, in which an investigative journalist describes the circumstances around the death of a teenaged boy in an outward-bound centre, interviewing witnesses, suspects and people close to the incident. Their six accounts form the six stories of the title, creating a “chilling and compelling, page-turning thriller that also delves deep into notions of truth, perception and loyalty”.
This is one that lives up to the hype – For anyone who was intrigued or fascinated by the Serial podcast – this is the book for you. (You know this one is a good read when I struggle to describe its magnificence while keeping this review spoiler free.)
Told from the perspective of six different and complex people, the book seeks to recreate the disappearance of a teenager in the hopes of bringing clarity – But man does it have the twistiest of twists. Switching from interviewee to interviewee worked for Serial and it works here. The reader is able to explore the dynamics and complexities of teenage cliques and their familial relationships all while trying to resolve a mysterious death. As in real life, the stories from different viewpoints are skewed to the narrator’s benefit – but even then every detail explored in these narratives are interwoven into a complex web of a story. You must pay attention!
You will be thinking of this one long after you finish…