Saturday, March 29, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: The Devil Walks in Mattingly by Billy Coffey

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Litfuse Publicity, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

Welcome to our stop on the book tour today!

The Devil Walks in Mattingly  cover

Synopsis:
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.

Watch Billy give the backstory of the book here.

Review:
First ff let me say, I adore Billy's novels! They resonate and bring the South to light in a way that few authors have since, well probably Mark Twain, if one was to be honest! His books grab the reader and take you down into a different reality, that is hard to shake when you've read the last page! You can't help but to keep turning the pages, waiting to see what will happen next, afraid to see what will befall your favorite characters, and wishing for the book NOT to end. Good luck NOT reading it in one sitting! I finished at 3am (and had to be up 3 hours later!- but OH was it worth the sleeplessness!). This novel is poignant, thought provoking and a perfect glimpse of the Southern culture. You HAVE to pick this one up! 


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. Learn more about Billy at: http://billycoffey.com


Giveaway:

 Billy Coffey is celebrating his new book, The Devil Walks in Mattingly
with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway!!!


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  One winner will receive:
-A Kindle Fire HDX
-The Devil Walks in Mattingly by Billy Coffey
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 5th. Winner will be announced April  7th on Billy's blog

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Billy's blog on April 7th to see if you won.

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