At 14, Sam's life is turned upside down when her dad takes a new promotion, Head Departmental Teacher, and they both have to move from their seaside home, leaving her friends behind.
Sam as any teenager would finds it hard to leave her best friend, although more than happy to leave certain others behind. She is low in confidence and is used to playing second fiddle to the other girls from her previous school, When they move to the flat near a park, Honey their upstairs neighbor, a teacher friend of her dad's, is looking after her nephew Jimi for the time being and they become good friends. The only stipulation her dad insists on is they must not go anywhere near the park, buy why, it's only a park? Why does she feel her dad and others are holding back on telling her what's really going on?
As we all know teenagers never listen and they find themselves in the park and discover the house, an art project that is hated by locals who petition for it to be removed. Memories of the past emerge from the earth of the house, what horrors and other memories will it possess? Sam and Jimi along with their video camera ignore her dad's wishes even more and continue to try and reveal the secret events of the past.
A wonderful debut story from a UK author who I've only just discovered lives fairly close to myself. Teenagers will enjoy this intriguing story, intertwined with Sam becoming aware of her true self and the best friend she thought she had left behind.