Andrew Michael Hurley’s incredible first novel The Loney was one of a rare breed: a literary prize-winning bestseller. An eerie, suspenseful novel, it heralded the arrival of one of our finest contemporary fiction writers. The Devil’s Day is equally compulsive. Set again in Lancashire, it deals with community and tradition, and how far people will go to keep both intact. Beautifully written, and hypnotic, and confirmation of a major talent.