Binny's life has been difficult since her father died and her dreadful old Aunt Violet disposed of her beloved dog, Max.
Her world changed then, to a city flat with not enough space for her Mum, her big sister Clem and her small brother James.
Definitely no room for a pet. Then one day Aunt Violet dies, leaving a small cottage in Cornwall to Binny and her family.
Binny finds herself in a new world once more, full of sunshine and freedom and Gareth, the enemy-next-door and the ideal companion for dangerous dares.
But Max is still lost in the past, and it seems impossible that she'll ever find him again...