The Goldfish Boy

Matthew likes sparkling clean surfaces, staying safe in his bedroom and making notes about his neighbours.  He hates germs, going outside and feeling like a disappointment to his mum and dad.

When a toddler staying next door goes missing, Matthew finds himself at the centre of the mystery.  Every one of his neighbours is a suspect – and Matthew is the key to working out what happened, even as his own secrets begin to unravel.

A story about finding friendship when you’re lonely – and hope when all you feel is fear.


Lisa Thompson

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“A great cast of characters and an intriguing mystery – I loved it!
Ross Welford