'James Scudamore is now a force in the English novel' - Hilary Mantel * 'A very impressive novel' - Sarah Moss
When ten-year-old Max is sent to boarding school, his idyllic childhood comes to an abrupt end. Away from the freedom of his grandfather's farm, a world of rules and punishment awaits. But so too does the companionship of a close-knit group of classmates.
Years later, as Max and his friends face down adulthood, a dark secret from their schooldays is revealed, drawing them together in unforeseen ways. Who knew what, and when? And who now wants to see justice done?
'Breathtakingly good' - Observer * 'Dark, tender, troubling' - Guardian