Ashley Reeves is a young journalist at freak-of-nature magazine Missing Link. His future’s bright, even if he does spend most of his time investigating hoaxes. When he receives a letter promising him a once-in-a-lifetime story, he jumps at the opportunity. The only thing is, his life is exactly what it might cost him. The letter is from Reginald Mather, a man who at first seems no more than an eccentric collector of insects, happy to live in isolation on a remote island. But when Ashley finds himself stranded with Mather and unearths the horrific truth behind the collector’s past, he is thrown headlong into a macabre nightmare that quickly spirals out of control. Ashley’s life is in danger. . . . And Mather is not the only enemy. . . . Gruesome, compelling, and terrifying, The Hand of the Devil will make you never want to leave the house without bug spray again.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Dean Vincent Carter
Dean Vincent Carter is 28 and sorts the post at a top London publishing house. He landed his book deal after catching an editor’s eye with his witty emails. The author lives in London.
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers Jun 03, 2009| 288 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780307495785