Matt Wesolowski: Deity

Today I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for Deity. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and to Orenda Books for my copy of the book.

Blurb:

A shamed pop star
A devastating fire
Six witnesses
Six stories
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 rake over old graves, some startling inconsistencies emerge: Was the fire at Crystal’s remote home really an accident? Are reports of a haunting really true? Why was he never officially charged?

Dark, chillingly topical and deeply thought-provoking, Deity is both an explosive thriller and a startling look at how heroes can fall from grace and why we turn a blind eye to even the most heinous of crimes…

Review:

I think Deity is my favourite book in this series so far! With each episode of the podcast, we see a different perspective on Zach Crystal’s story and each one made me change my mind about what had happened and who was telling the truth. The patience it must have taken to get the plotting and structure absolutely right is phenomenal and I am simply in awe.

Throughout the novel, Wesolowski makes reference to the mythical creatures that are believed to live in Crystal Forest. This adds a further element of mystery and makes the atmosphere extremely tense. I loved the extra layer to the novel and the questions it created for me.

Through Deity, Wesolowski has chosen to explore a very sensitive yet current subject. Scott King’s reflections often mirror my own concerns and this made it easy to relate to and much more hard hitting.

I loved the references to the previous books in this series and felt Wesolowski used inventive methods to bring the series together.

It is hard to discuss the ending of Deity without spoilers, but it made a huge impact on me and I will be thinking about it for a long time to come.

Deity is available from Amazon

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