“My life ends in one house fire. It begins again in another. Between the two is a trail of ruin and a litter of dead bodies. Just goes to show you what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it.”
When a false accusation leads to a violent clash with his foster father, 16-year-old Joey Getchie flees to the home of the Huntzels, a family he works for part-time. In secret, he takes up residence in their oversized house, avoiding all human contact except during his working hours. While there, he learns he’s not the only one with something to hide, or someone to hide from. Think The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Rear Window.