Debra's drink is spiked at a party, and she is abducted. In the race to find her, the police find plenty of suspects. There's her would-be boyfriend, and her sister's ex.: she has had a row with both of them. And as her parents are prominent in the community, there are plenty of people with grudges against the family. Fear and distrust taint every relationship. When at last she is returned to her family, Debra cannot identify her abductor, and her well-wishers realise that they must find and expose the person before any of them can begin to recover from the trauma.
Sandra Glover has written another gripping story of mystery and suspense that will keep her readers guessing until the very last page. She can write with enormous conviction and power about teenage life, weaving a story with such subtle shifts and sudden turnings that it is impossible to second guess.
Zee (short for Zara) lives in a quiet suburb of Belfast, with an apparently idyllic family life. But Zee's father was shot dead in front of them all, and the whole family is still struggling with the extent of grief and pain that this has caused. Her brother Gary has become a rabid anti-Catholic, and a fervent Orange-man. And Zee? She's trying desperately to continue a normal life. Unfortunately as a teenager, this means finding boyfriends, and she is irresistibly drawn to local boy Conor, who's from the token Catholic family. Gary will kill him if he realises, and even the adults will separate them by all means if they are discovered. As Zee and Conor keep up a double life, and argue over the need to do so in what is, after all, their own hometown, the jealousies and petty hatreds of those around them come to a head. Conor is beaten up - but Zee pays for her 'disloyalty' by having her face slashed unmercifully and losing her looks forever.
The Colonel, owner of Follyfoot, the Home of Rest for Horses, has been ill and has to go away to convalesce. Dora and Steve are left in charge, with the strict instruction, 'Don't buy any horses'. But when Dora sees the rangy, cream-coloured lame horse, Amigo, she is determined to save him from spending his last days pulling a heavy log-cart - even if it means borrowing money from sly Ron Stryker. But to pay Ron back, someone from Follyfoot must win the Moonlight Pony Steeplechase . . .