You are in danger.
The first time Alfie sees the boy, he appears as if from nowhere in the school detention room - the 'padded cell'. There's something odd about him and Alfie is definitely not pleased when he realises the boy has nicked his new jacket. But a ghost? His new friend Sarah is convinced - so convinced she is prepared to ghost-watch with him.
That's when the warning message appears, scratched out on the blackboard by a phantom hand . . .
"Some chilling moments . . . An emotional framework beyond the supernatural without being too frightening"
"Highly ingenious and intriguing . . . A clear, lively style, well-caught speech and a deep understanding of the way children think and feel make this a worthy successor to such novels as The Ghost Dog and My Friend's a Werewolf. Which means it will be very popular and a certainty for every library"