Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014
Does bad blood always win out? Edward spent three years locked up by his mother’s abusive partner, Harris. From the ages of four to seven, all he knew was fear. Years of foster care and therapy haven’t fully healed the scars. Then one fateful day, the teenage Edward glimpses himself in a photo. What he sees shocks him to the core: a vision of Harris. Was the monster who brutalised him really his father all along? Could there be a monster inside Edward too, waiting to break out? Former Children’s Laureate and Carnegie Medal winner Anne Fine terrified us all with The Tulip Touch. Now she’s back with a dark, disturbing read that reaches deep inside you.