About this book
Every year, a boy from Innertown vanishes, disappearing forever into its chemical wastelands. Local boy Leonard must unravel the mystery of these losses, helped and hindered along the way by a mildly corrupt policeman and a series of possible hallucinations. Vintage will publish "The Devil's Footprints" simultaneously. 'I doubt I will read a more unsettling and memorable book this year.' "Scotland On Sunday.
The children of Innertown exist in a state of suspended terror. Every year or so, a boy from their school disappears, vanishing into the wasteland of the old chemical plant. Nobody knows where these boys go. The town policeman, Morrison knows otherwise. He was involved in the cover-up of one boy's murder.