Author(s): Tom Pollock
Sometimes, courage is just knowing what you're more afraid of.
A taut thriller about murder, maths and the mind.
Peter Blankman is afraid of everything and must confront unimaginable terror when his mother is attacked. Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a maths prodigy. He also suffers from severe panic attacks. Afraid of everything, he finds solace in the orderly and logical world of mathematics and in the love of his family: his scientist mum and his tough twin sister Bel, as well as Ingrid, his only friend. However, when his mother is found stabbed before an award ceremony and his sister is nowhere to be found, Pete is dragged into a world of espionage and violence where state and family secrets intertwine. Armed only with his extraordinary analytical skills, Peter may just discover that his biggest weakness is his greatest strength.
Wow - this book is everything it says in the blurb, and more! Add all sorts of twists and turns to your expectations and be prepared for anything. But don't take my word for it, read it yourself. After all, you just don't know who you can trust.
- Kathleen, @ Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop. July 2018.