The Devil’s Hunger

Cider Hill is a small and peaceful community, lying in the heart of the Australian countryside of the 1950s. It is the kind of country town where the folks are friendly and everybody knows your name. 
But this small town has a history it doesn’t want to remember. Henry Leighton, known as the Daylesford Devil by the press and dubbed “Lucifer” by the locals, has been sitting in a prison cell for the best part of 20 years, sentenced to life imprisonment for the torture and murder of 14 women. Each one had been preyed upon by a monster that fed on the flesh of his victims. Now, after nearly twenty years of peace, a new killer has taken up where the Devil left off, his victims dying in the same horrific circumstances as his predecessor’s. The trademark signature kept hidden from the world has returned, announcing its horrific rebirth with bloody consequences. 

The authorities have no leads, no clues and no time as they enlist the help of the original police officer, Jim Ploughman, now a respected psychiatrist, who felled the devil the first time. Is the Devil back? Has Lucifer truly returned, killing from behind the walls, or is another vying for his title? Only Jim can face the devil and hope to learn his secret. Together with the young and beautiful police constable, Stephanie Connor, Jim is fighting the devil, the clock and the hierarchy, to piece together the clues and end the killing before another fall’s victim.