'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