The Devil Walks
Written by Anne Fine
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Award-winning former Children’s Laureate Anne Fine is a brilliant teller of stories of any mood. Prepare to be terrified in this chilling story of a stalking evil and the devastation it causes. Shut away from the world during his childhood by his quiet and subdued mother, Daniel is released by kindly neighbours with nothing left from his former life but a doll’s house. Playing with the house and the dolls left in it Daniel frees a character capable of causing untold harm. How Daniel unravels the mystery behind this character and the truth about his past is utterly compelling.
The Devil Walks by Anne Fine
'The devil walks ...But the devil can make no headway if he has no help. We must invite him in ...'
Raised in secrecy by a mother everyone thinks has gone mad, Daniel's only link to his past is the intricately built model of the family home - High Gates. The dolls' house is perfect in every detail. As Daniel is reunited with the last remaining member of his family - his 'uncle' Severin, who bears an uncanny resemblance to a sinister wooden doll he has found hidden in the house, he begins to suspect that this vicious, haunted puppet of a figure has a chilling influence, bringing cruelty and spite in its wake. Now Daniel's very life is at risk as his uncle is determined to get his hands on the figure ...The menace builds throughout in this deliciously creepy Gothic tale.
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"Crackling with suspense, The Devil Walks is a dense psychological thriller set in a richly imagined past. Moody and unsettling, it is filled with intrigue and uncertainty to keep readers guessing until the last page. The past comes to life in this sparsely told novel, infused with subtle comment about child welfare and not to be missed." Jake Hope, The Bookseller
'One of the sharpest and most humorous observers of the human condition writing today for the young.’ School Librarian
‘[Anne Fine] is translated into 26 languages and has regularly won every major children’s literary award in the land, including the Carnegie Medal twice and the Whitbread Children’s Novel award twice . . . There are few more influential, or more unfailingly intelligent, authors at work.’ Scotsman
‘A subversively wicked gift for exploring family tensions’ - Independent
'Fine couldn't write an unengaging novel if she tried. Gripping from the start, this is supremely professional writing' - Independent
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More books by Anne Fine
Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books
7th July 2011
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