Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, January 2021
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week 10 Jan 2021
A debut that has generated a lot of pre-publication enthusiasm from fellow authors, including from Frank Cottrell-Boyce: “terrifically enjoyable”.
When Jimmy is evacuated to a small village in Wales, it couldn’t be more different from London. Green, quiet and full of strangers, he instantly feels out of place. But then he finds a skull hidden in a tree, and suddenly the valley is more frightening than the war. Who can Jimmy trust? His brother is too little; his best friend has changed. Finding an ally in someone he never expects, they set out together to uncover the secrets that lie with the skull. What they discover will change Jimmy – and the village – forever.
A mesmerising mystery about bravery and brotherhood from an outstanding new voice.