Following his father's death, gifted pianist Luke has fallen into bad company. His new friends persuade him to burgle the house of a rich widow, and there he is confronted by the sound of a girl crying in despair. Who is the girl? What is she doing in the house, and what has made her so unhappy? Luke's search for these answers will change all of their lives. This compelling and emotional novel will engage both boys and girls, and delight fans of Carnegie Medal-winning Tim Bowler's previous work.