The Skallies, a row of tumbledown houses built on the wind-lashed coast, is a wild and curious place. A place for people down on their luck. A place where people come to hide. Ten-year-old Archie Grimble, with his crippled leg and one good eye, lived a miserable existence there. Then a chance encounter with an unhappy little girl and the discovery of a locked diary set him on a mission: unraveling the mystery of a boy who drowned off Skilly Point in August 1900. But Archie's investigation was to have unexpected consequences. A shocking murder and an unexplained abduction are to shatter his exciting new world...
- 30 Jan 2007