Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Litfuse Review: The Devil Walks In Mattingly by:Bill Coffey

The Devil Walks in Mattingly
About the Book:
For the three people tortured by their secret complicity in a young man's untimely death, redemption is what they most long for . . . and the last thing they expect to receive.

It has been twenty years since Philip McBride's body was found along the riverbank in the dark woods known as Happy Hollow. His death was ruled a suicide. But three people have carried the truth ever since--Philip didn't kill himself that day. He was murdered.

Each of the three have wilted in the shadow of their sins. Jake Barnett is Mattingly's sheriff, where he spends his days polishing the fragile shell of the man he pretends to be. His wife, Kate, has convinced herself the good she does for the poor will someday wash the blood from her hands. And high in the mountains, Taylor Hathcock lives in seclusion and fear, fueled by madness and hatred.

Yet what cannot be laid to rest is bound to rise again. Philip McBride has haunted Jake's dreams for weeks, warning that he is coming back for them all. When Taylor finds mysterious footprints leading from the Hollow, he believes his redemption has come. His actions will plunge the quiet town of Mattingly into darkness. These three will be drawn together for a final confrontation between life and death . . . between truth and lies.

About the Author:
Billy Coffey's critically acclaimed books combine rural Southern charm with a vision far beyond the ordinary. He is a regular contributor to several publications, where he writes about faith and life. Billy lives with his wife and two children in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit him at

My Review:
Jake has been having odd dreams ever since the death of a good friend and he finds himself doing the most unspeakable things. He feels that his friend is trying to show him something through his dreams, but what? Soon appearances of odd things start to happen, it's doesn't take Jake long to realize that his friend's death has something to do with it.

Kate does feel some remorse about what happened, but it seems her husband has taken a turn for the worst. She does the only thing she knows to do, help people. She begins trying to learn more of the new girl  that moved into town. The girl seems to have something to hide but says nothing of it. Kate can't shake the feeling that something is wrong.

Taylor finds mysterious footprints leading from Happy Hollow. He knows that there's something very odd about that because its footprints coming out not in, whatever made the footprints was already in Happy Hollow. Taylor must find out who came out of Happy Hollow before it's to late.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.