The new novel from Ben Byrne

Sometimes home is where the harm is.

Tom Collins is a passionate but impetuous social worker, determined to keep the children of the Gartside estate safe, at all costs. He is sure in his vocation until, faced with the Chilcott family and their impenetrable secrets, he is forced to question everything he knows.

Collins’ hopes of salvaging a future for the Chilcott children rest upon his ability to unlock the silence of Daniel, the fourteen year old son, who has stopped communicating with the outside world. In doing so he must strain Daniel’s unwavering allegiance to his mother. As the situation deteriorates Collins’ methods become ever more desperate.

Social worker, mother, son: each must decide what they will risk and who they can trust. Get it wrong and they are all in grave danger.

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