Friday, April 25, 2014
The Devil Walks in Mattingly Review
I was excited to read "The Devil Walks in Mattingly" by Billy Coffey. It is hard to find a good suspense/horror novel that is not excruciatingly gruesome or gory. I have been through that phase with books and I am kind of over it.
The style of this book reminded me a lot of Stephen King's writing style. I happen to be a Stephen King fan, although I don't really read his books anymore, so this was a positive thing in my opinion. It was a pretty dark story. Twenty years after Phillip McBride's death, bad things start happening in the town of Mattingly. Phillip's death was ruled a suicide, but three people know it was murder. One of those people has been missing ever since the murder, and the other two are married, so they kind of thought all that was in the past. When the evil starts rising up, the entire town is turned upside down.
Like I said, this is a dark story. If you don't like that genre, you probably don't need to read this book. If you enjoy suspense, mystery and thrillers, you'll enjoy this book. I will say another thing that reminded me of Stephen King is the amount of details in this book. I still think the story was great but some of it was confusing, and a couple of parts were tiresome - I suppose I felt there were small parts that could have been condensed. All in all a great read and I'd look forward to reading more by this author.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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The Devil Walks in Mattingly