When Ludlow Fitch escapes from his treacherous parents, he falls in with a mysterious pawnbroker who trades in people’s secrets. Ludlow begins work recording the darkest stories of the villagers in the ancient Black Book of Secrets. But how long before the villagers realise the hold that the pawnbroker has over them? And how will Ludlow confront his own terrible secret?
Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Shortlist.