The Devil's Footprints Paperback
Once, on a winter's night many years ago, after a heavy snow, the devil passed through the Scottish fishing town of Coldhaven, leaving a trail of dark hoofprints across the streets and roofs of the sleeping town.
Michael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life, but still feels like an outsider, a blow-in.
When Moira Birnie decides that her abusive husband is the devil and then kills herself and her two young sons, a terrible chain of events begins.
Michael's infatuation with Moira's teenage daughter takes him on a journey towards a defined fate, where he is forced to face his present and then, finally, his past...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/03/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099479543
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Review by songfish
First person account of a troubled man's life and breakdown – the "mental wallpaper of a resolutely beige spirit". Evocatively written, but occasionally a bit too far the wrong side of creepy.