Flame-haired Charity Delafield has grown up in a vast, isolated house - most of which she is forbidden to explore - by her strict, cold father.
With only her kindly nurse, Rose, and her cat Mr Tompkins for company, she knows very little of the outside world - or of her own family's shadowy past.
What she does know is that she is never to go outside unsupervised. And she is never to over-excite herself, because of the mysterious 'condition' that she has been told she suffers from.
But Charity has a secret of her own. All her life, she has had the same strange dream - a dream of a dark corridor, hidden somewhere in the house.
Then, one day, Charity stumbles across the corridor.
It leads to a door...and suddenly she realises things are not quite what they seem.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, B+W chapter heads t/o
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 25/10/2012
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9780552562065