Hydra by Matt Wesolowski
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Orenda Books
This is Six Stories, a poadcast by Scott King who will share with us the case of Arla Macleod. She was incarcerated in a mental-health institution for killing her mother, father-in-law and sister with a hammer. Ready?
“It’s my fault, I know. I should have listened to the warnings. You spend a long time opening a door and when you finally get it open, you stand before that opening, staring at the place you’ve always wanted to go. You don’t realise, you don’t even think, that maybe something’s looking back at you, that something’s been waiting on the other side and wants to get through that door too.
You can’t escape darkness.”
This book is brilliant, original and twisted. Matt Wesolowksi did it again, a fabulous book with an engaging plot (even scary sometimes) and surprising. If you are searching for something different this is your book, a must read.
When I started the book I was afraid that it wouldn’t be as good as the previous one, Six Stories, but I am glad to say I was wrong. In this case, we know who is the killer, what Scott tries to understand is what made Arla act like she did and why no one prevent it. We will “listen” to 6 people including Arla that will try to explain how was her life, sharing their stories and trying to explain what was happening in Arla’s life in the moment of the murder. There are a few important questions in this book that made me think about my life; how parents can help their children when they are growing up? Of course ignoring them is not a good answer, but sometimes trying to talk to them is tricky… And the other one is how can we help someone with a mental illness? I don’t have an answer for this one, but I suppose the answer would be talking to an expert?
These are just a few of the questions that popped into my mind after reading this book, but I think that a book that makes us change our way to see life or to change how we act is always good. It means that has affected you and interacted with you, something that I love.
Do you believe in other worlds?