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The Devil Walks by Anne Fine, reviewed by Mal Peet

Fine has not won all her awards for nothing. She is a superb and subtle writer. The Devil Walks functions perfectly as a page-turning chiller (it would translate wonderfully into film or television) but it also operates at other levels. This is a book that, without seeming to, subverts the keystone notions of family, home and nurture. While the novel offers, at its end, forgiveness and redemption, these arise from the smoke and ashes of both the miniature High Gates (that is, Daniel's childhood) and the huge and sinister house itself (his inheritance). Only by razing what he was and what he might have become does Daniel have the possibility of freedom. MAL PEET

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