Six Stories is a unique book in that the whole thing is a transcript of a podcast. The podcast is meant to shed light on closed cases by interviewing people who were invloved. This particular podcast developed over six episodes (or six stories), each episode talking to a friend of a teen who was found dead named Tom Jeffries. At the time of the inquest, 20 years prior, his death was ruled as accidental. Each of the six interviews give insight into the life of Tom Jeffries, his personality, and their time spent together as a group of friends. As the stories unfold, the unfortunate death of Tom begins to look less accidental and more like possible murder. A great twist at the end really made this book thrilling.
While reading this book, I definitely experienced a creepy feeling. I think because the whole book is the actual podcast transcript, the characters and story felt very real. Like this could actually be something that happened in real life and not just a work of fiction. Through each of the six stories, you could tell something was off but in subtle ways: it really made me want to keep reading to hear the stories from each person’s point of view. I thought this book was very unique, creepy, and suspenseful. I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars and would recommend it to fans of Are You Sleeping. This would make a chilling addition to your fall reading lists!