Tom, Mia and Oliver are the victims of a gang of bullies - who waylay them on the way home from school. It's not at school, so the teachers wouldn't be able to help, and they don't want to tell their parents, so there's only one option - to pay up. At first. But as the pressure builds more and more, a terrible suspicion begins to surface: could one of the three friends be helping the bullies? And if so, just who is... the traitor?
Pete Johnson's skilfully written dialogue takes us into the story on the first page and gives the book a strong sense of immediacy and truth. There is a real menace here, and the accessible story offers food for thought - not easy answers