Simon is slow and always in trouble. Anna is clever and pretty. Will their teacher, Louise, find out who's bullying whom in time to prevent a tragedy? How do you cope when every day is a nightmare? Simon Mason is unpopular with his teachers, his fellow pupils and even his own mother. Anna Royle and Rebekkah Tanner are clever, pretty and well-liked. Who's the bully and who's the victim? Miss Shaw is sure that something unpleasant is going on between them -- but sometimes it's hard to tell what's happening from the outside, especially when no-one will talk about it.
A native of Portsmouth, Jan Needle has had a lifelong interest in the sea and naval history. Under his pseudonym Frank Kippax, he has published four acclaimed thrillers. Under his real name, Jan Needle, he has a successful career as a TV scriptwriter and as a writer of acclaimed children's books. His previous novel, 'A Fine Boy for Killing', also features William Bentley.