A boy locked away by an old man could be the death of Frank’s best friend
Police discover a nine-year-old hidden away in an Edinburgh house. Social services place the mystery boy in the care of emergency foster parents Claire and Steven Northward, Frank Friendship’s best friend.
But all is not well in the Northward home. The couple is at war and this latest addition to the fostered family is about to turn the conflict thermonuclear: the boy tells his diary that Steven is a molester.
Meanwhile Frank has his own crazy ideas about how to rescue the Northwards’ marriage and he’s caught in the middle when everything explodes. And now there’s more at stake. Because the Northwards’ new foster son really is in danger, and staying with the couple might be the only thing keeping him — and Steven — alive.