Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken in by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary.
But all is not as it seems. Mary resents and bullies Rosie, and Mrs Taylor is hiding a dark secret.
When Rosie comes across a strange girl swimming in a local pond, she hopes they will become friends.
But instead her appearance leads to a horrifying revelation that will have terrifying consequences...
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers 8+