The Hand of the Devil

The Hand of the Devil

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When young magazine journalist Ashley Reeves receives an intriguing letter, he leaves his London office in the hope of reporting on an unusual species of insect - the Ganges Red. That evening he arrives on Aries Island and encounters the writer of the letter - Reginald Mather. At first Mather seems no more than an eccentric collector, happy to live in isolation on the island. But when Reeves unearths the horrific truth he finds himself thrown headlong into a macabre nightmare that quickly spirals out of control. His life is in danger ...and Mather is not his only enemy ...Both gruesome and compelling, chilling and page-turning, this much-anticipated thriller from Dean Vincent Carter will delight older readers.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552552976
  • 9780552552974
  • 630,711

Review quote

"The next Stephen King" Evening Standard "Frightened the daylights out of me. Better than Stephen King" -- Andy McNab "Dean Vincent Carter proves himself a master of the genre displaying a true understanding of the terrors of one's internal world and gradual corrosions of control ... A taut and particularly gruesome, gripping and, in points, graphic horror story" -- Jacob Hope Achuka "Set to be the next big hit" Independent on Sunday "Sensational" Daily Expressshow more

About Dean Vincent Carter

Dean Carter began writing short stories at the age of fourteen. After graduating from Thames Valley University with a degree in English and Media Studies, he worked in sales and as a bookseller before getting a job in the facilities department at Transworld Publishers and Random House Children's Books. His writing talent was spotted by his editor after she read his company-wide emails. His first novel, The Hand of the Devil was published in 2006 to great critical acclaim. He lives in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex.show more

Review Text

"Set to be the next big hit"show more

Back cover copy

When Ashley Reeves, a young journalist working for freak-of-nature magazine Missing Link, receives a letter promising him the story of his life, his life is exactly what it might cost him. The letter is from Reginald Mather, who at first seems no more than an eccentric collector of insects, happy to live in isolation on a remote island. But when Reeves finds himself stranded with Mather and unearths the horrific truth behind his past, he is thrown headlong into a macabre nightmare that quickly spirals out of control. His life is in danger . . . and Mather is not his only enemy . . . 'Sensational' DAILY EXPRESS 'The next Stephen King' EVENING STANDARD 'Set to be the next big hit' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER READERS Cover illustration: Songe Riddleshow more

Rating details

233 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 21% (49)
4 31% (72)
3 30% (69)
2 12% (29)
1 6% (14)
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